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Difference: An internal medicine specialist can evaluate many aspects of a person's conditions such as heart, lungs, blood pressure, kidneys, etc. A gastroenterologist will have internal medicine training and additional specialty training in intestinal and liver disorders and perform endoscopy procedures too. ...Read more
I have seen my regular internist doctor and told him I have headache with high bp. But he told me don't worry this due to headache.?
Does anyone know any excellent internists/diagnostic doctors in or around Utah? I have had tons of medical testing and no answers.
Is so called "primary care" doctors (internists or family doctor) more accountable to you than the specialists?
Medical referral: A family doctor or internist will refer a patient when the patient needs a particular specialty to treat the patient beyond their scope. This could be a gyn doctor, an orthopedist, or gastroenterologist, etc. These are area of specialty that deal with diagnosis and treatment of medical problems which need treatment and or diagnosis beyond the scope of your internist or family physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What makes a nephrologist any more able to contain resistent HTN in a patient than an internist or family practice doctor?
HTN and neph: Scientists have determined that essential hypertension involves a kidney re-set in the excretion of sodium, resulting in an imbalance between plasma volume, blood pressure, and kidney excretion of sodium. Hence, the kidney is a source of essential hypertension. Eventually, blood vessels thicken and harden and these variables contribute to resistant hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor of 25 years is great, but I wonder when he will retire. What is best age for internist?
62 and up: Most internists, who have a very satisfying but strenuous life, will retire in the early sixties. If you have a terrific relationship with your internist, stick with him/her until that happens and then get their advice on who to go to next. ...Read more
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