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Switching From Family Medicine To Internal Medicine
Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, whereas family physicians care for adults, children, and may also do some obstetrics or surgery. There is more overlap with primary care internists, who may also do women's health care (but don't deliver babies or see children).See 3 more doctor answers
Family medicine is a medical speciality and branch of medicine which deals with comprehensive health care to patients regardless of their age or sex, particular emphasis on the whole family it is a speciality in breath that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system ...Read more
What's the difference between a family medicine Dr. And an internal medicine Dr.? What's better for routine check ups?
Training: Family medicine doctors train in all ages of life and usually handle all general medical questions. They perform annual exams for women and can deliver babies. Internal medicine doctors usually don't have ob/gyn training. Internal medicine is the basis for a lot of other medical specialties like neurology, nephrology, cardiology, etc. So, it depends on your needs.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Both r great!: I think they are both perfectly acceptable choices! I'm an internist.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
For primary care purposes if a patient has multiple chronic metabolic diseases should he see a family medicine dr. Or internal medicine dr. Who's more?
Personal choice: Personally, I would choose the doctor I felt most comfortable with, is most approachable and is a good listener.
There are a number of doctors out there so which is the most complete doctor to have? Internal medicine, family medicine etc. What is the best doctor to have as a pcp? How do you determine which doctor is best for you?
Family Medicine: Family medicine doctors specialize in you! They take care of people from birth until death and deliver babies. Your care from a family doctor is provided in the context of your bio-psycho-social situation. About 90% of things you need a doctor for can be provided by a family doctor with continuity of care over time and a strong therapeutic alliance!See 2 more doctor answers
Focus: Internal medicine training uses its 3 yr residency to focus on non surgical conditions of those over ~15-18.Family medicine uses the same time frame to cover all ages & all conditions, with some delving into OB or surgical procedures. The increased depth of study may allow an internist to develop more skill in treating more difficult cases in their field.See 2 more doctor answers
No better: Both internists and family practitioners make excellent primary care physicians. I would not choose one specialty over another but concentrate more on the individual doctor.See 5 more doctor answers
Either: Is qualified to provide care. Which you prefer may depend more on interaction and rapport you develop with your provider.See 4 more doctor answers
Neither: Both specialties have the training to take excellent care of a man's general health.See 3 more doctor answers
Can you recommend the best family practice doctor and/or internal medicine doctor for adults in the dallas, tx area? I have tried searching already.
Family practice: Look in the yellow pages and look for a board certified family practice. Dr. Then call their office. If you feel good by their reponse, look at their web site.See 2 more doctor answers
Is 28 too late to become a doctor (md family doctor or internal medicine doc)? :/ I think i'd be a 5* doctor I'm obsessed with health and helping ppl
NO: It's never too late, but it's a lot of training and a big time commitment. I've had colleagues that were in their 30s and 40s go back to school and become doctors. Not easy but can be done. Good luck!See 5 more doctor answers
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