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What's the difference between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

What's the difference between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

Internsl medicine: Internal medicine doctors are specialized in adult medicine. They manage patients with complicated multiple medical conditions. Difference between family medicine is family medicine doctors see obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. Both the specialties can do general practice which is managing a panel of patients in an outpatient based setting and may be admit patients requiring hospital care. ...Read more

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General Practitioners (Definition)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may ...Read more


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What's the difference is between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

What's the difference is between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

2 years.: Internal medicine is a specialty that requires a 2 year residency. Any doctor can use "general practice" to signify they are in the business of caring for the public. Most internal medicine specialists prefer general internal medicine. We provide care for the older, sicker patient and the more complex diseases of adults. If over age 50 you should consider seeing one of us. ...Read more

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What's the difference is between doctors of 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

What's the difference is between doctors of 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

One is a specialist: General practice usually means that the doctor has completed one year of hospital training after medical school. Internal medicine doctors are specialists in the medical care of adults. They complete 3 or more years of training after medical college and must pass exams to become "board-certified" in internal medicine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice.?

What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice.?

Specialty training: General practice doctors typically do not have board certification. Both internal medicine doctors and family practice physicians complete a three year residency which educates them on the various types of patients they will encounter in practice. Internal medicine physicians primarily treat adults, family practice physicians treat adults, children, and pregnant women. ...Read more

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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency?

What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency?

Family medicine etc.: Family medicine encompasses pediatrics ob/gyn and adult medicine. Internal medicine is medicine for adults. General practice less specialized training. ...Read more

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What is the difference between speed of getting in to see family medicine, internal medicine and general practice?

Depends on location: In many parts of the country, internal medicine physicians are in short supply and it can take longer to get an appointment with an internist than with a general practice doctor or a family physician. However, internists often see more medically complex patients and if you are in that category, it will be worth the wait unless it is an emergency. ...Read more

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What are the differences between primary care doctors like family medicine, internal medicine and general practice.?

Their training: General practice usually means the doctor has completed only an internship (1 year) of hospital training after medical school. Family physicians and internal medicine doctors usually complete 3-4 years of further training after medical school and they take exams to become board certified in their specialties. All three may take care of some of the same problems, but their training is different. ...Read more

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Do you know any family medicine or general practice or imternist docs in greater atlanta area who an can do a rigid or flex sigmoidoscopy in office?

Do you know any family medicine or general practice or imternist docs in greater atlanta area who an can do a rigid or flex sigmoidoscopy in office?

Ask family doc: Your family doctor is usually a good first line of information on good doctors. In general, a GI endoscopy is best done by a GI endoscopist (not general practitioner). Online searches may be a good start as well. ...Read more

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What's the difference is between 'internal medicine', 'hospitalist' and 'general practice'?

Different: Internist is one who specializes in internal medicine. They are mostly experienced in inpatient and outpatient care. They may either choose to be an hospitalist (who takes care of inpatients or hospital based practice) or an internist may choose to stay in a clinic to take care of out patients.
General practice-sees all patients taking care of generally minor ailments. ...Read more

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I know some pcps who are 'general practice' and some in general int medicine. What's the difference?

I know some pcps who are 'general practice' and some in general int medicine. What's the difference?

GP v IM: Gps handle teens and children, may do ob, as well as a full spectrum of ages. I'm limits to older age group, and may be heavy w/seniors. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

Training: Er docs are trained to stabilize emergencies, which frequently include mental health crisis, but er drs don't generally do ongoing care. Family docs train for several years on the basic management of common mental health issues and in many communities are the most accessible source of care. If needed, both er &fam drs can also refer to or work with psychiatrists &therapists. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

ER/general doctor: Both are well qualified to prescribe drugs for complicated health conditions as they have gone through similar training program. It's the experience which makes the difference. ...Read more

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How is possible that general practitioners are allowed to prescribe psychiatric drugs?

How is possible that general practitioners are allowed to prescribe psychiatric drugs?

MDs can rx all meds: Us physicians may legally prescribe almost any med without regard to specialty. In theory I could rx chemotherapy even though I've never practiced oncology. I could even perform surgery if a hospital were foolish enough to allow it. Primary care docs are in a much better position, & usually rx antidepressants & anti-anxiety meds well. For anything more complex, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to find a general practice doctor who is into alternative medicine?

What's the best way to find a general practice doctor who is into alternative medicine?

Reliable sites: Specific web sites with search engines to find these physicians, include the american board of integrative holistic medicine (http://www. Holisticboard. Org/); arizona center for integrative medicine (www. Azcim. Org); and american holistic medical association (www. Holisticmedicine. Org). For homeopathic physicians, see american institute of homeopathy: www. Homeopathyusa. Org. ...Read more

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How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

Family medicine: The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with some emphasis on outpatient. ...Read more

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What does "general practice" mean in a medical clinit?

What does "general practice" mean in a medical clinit?

Residency training: Many doctors who have not completed a residency in family medicine will call themselves. ...Read more

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What kind of site would be good for general practice info?

What kind of site would be good for general practice info?

Web MD: I am not sure the meaning of question but a good general site for information is webmd. ...Read more

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What does general practice mean exactly for a medical practice?

What does general practice mean exactly for a medical practice?

General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...Read more

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What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...Read more

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Should I go to a general practice doctor or a gyno?

If GYN aviliable: I wil go to him, if is not you have no chioce. ...Read more

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What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

Treat you: A general pacticioner should be able to treat you competently&d appropriately for a penumonia either as an outpatient or as an inpatient. Should he or she feel uncomfortable, they most assuredly will seek consultaiton from someone in a specialty field to help them further treat you. I would feel confident with a generalist physician treating this condition. Ask questions or seek other opinions. ...Read more

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Will general practitioners help in healing mccradle's disease?

Yes: General or family physicians can assist you in caring for mcardle's disease in conjunction with a genetic specialist. Unfortunately this is a genetic disease with no known cure at this time. So treatment would be in managing the symptoms and complications as well as preventing the complications as much as possible. Of course these patients also get other problems that are assisted by gp's. ...Read more

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Good obgyn and general practice sites needed?

Web MD: I am not sure the meaning of question but a good general site for information is webmd. ...Read more

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What does "general practice" mean in a medical clinic?

Every day problems: Minor sickness and vaccinations, check up and refferal to right specialist. ...Read more

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What can a 'general practice' doctor not do?

What can a 'general practice' doctor not do?

Depends: This may depend on the state in which the physician practices, and how rural an area s/he's in. Most wise physicians do not do procedures outside their realm of expertise -- like invasive surgery in a gp's case. I have always admired good gp's, as they're often the first doctor to see and diagnose an illness. They have to be very sharp in many areas to know what to do & when to refer. ...Read more

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Do general practitioners know about mccradle's disease?

Do general practitioners know about mccradle's disease?

Some do.: Is there a question of trust? Not every physician knows everythiing about anything! A generalist is just that, a generalist. Each generalist has areas of expertise and general knowledge but may not know about specific this such as mcardles's disease. This may be best evaluated, treated and followed by a neurologist. However, trust your pcp and have a good working relationshi;p with him/her! ...Read more

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How many hours a week do most general practitioners work?

80: I work 80 hrs a week. Solo practice and per diem urgent care physician keeps me busy. ...Read more

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Do general practitioners have to have knowledge about everything?

Mostly: A general practitioner is different from a family practitioner and and internist. Gp's usually do only 1 year of internship. Since gp's, fp's and im's usually see almost all problems first most of them have a very broad base of knowledge. I don't think anybody can know everything. ...Read more

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