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Why call standard medicine "allopathy"?

Not our choice: In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized. Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous. ...Read more

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

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 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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What do addiction medicine specialists earn in australia?

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What do addiction medicine specialists earn in australia?

Australia: A bit more than here, especially loving tenents, due to demand. ...Read more

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When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

For the whole family: If you have children and want the whole family to receive care in the same office, you might choose a family physician. In some areas, family physicians also do some obstetrics ...Read more

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Who is internal medicine doctor? What's the job of this doctor?

Who is internal medicine doctor? What's the job of this doctor?

An internal : medicine doctor or internist has received specialty training. An internist provides comprehensive care to adults. Sometimes they treat more complex patients. ...Read more

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Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

Homeopathic doctor: There are physicians who are specialized and board-certified in internal medicine and who have trained in classical homeopathy. You can find some of these through american institute of homeopathy (www.Homeopathyusa.Org). Also there is homeopathic medical licensure in arizona, nevada, and connecticut. A good homeopath takes the case thoroughly regardless of problem area, though. ...Read more

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How many years is the fellowship for interventional cardiologist following the 3 year internal medicine residency?

How many years is the fellowship for interventional cardiologist following the 3 year internal medicine residency?

3+1: Cardiology fellowship is 3 years following 3 years of internal medicine. Interventional cardiology is an additional 1 year after the 3-year cardiology fellowship. So, non-interventional cardiology is 6 years after 4 years of medical school following 4 years of college. Interventional cardiology is 7 years after 8 years of college and medical school (not including a few 6-year bs/md programs). ...Read more

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Can an md train to practice orthomolecular medicine?

Can an md train to practice orthomolecular medicine?

Yes: Yes, in fact most practitioners of orthomolecular medicine are md's (though do's & nd's also practice orthomolecular medicine). There are professional societies such as the american board of integrative holistic medicine, the american college for advancement in medicine & the orthomolecular health medicine society that offer excellent conferences and workshops related to orthomolecular medicine. ...Read more

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What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read more

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What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

Int med: Internists address illnesses systemically.. Disciplines include cardiovascular , pulmonary, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, infectious disease, neurology and general internal medicine. The internist also is trained to manage patients both as outpatients an inpatients. ...Read more

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What are the DIFFERENCES between a functional medicine doctor, an integrated heath doctor, and a preventative medicine doctor?

What are the DIFFERENCES between a functional medicine doctor, an integrated heath doctor, and a preventative medicine doctor?

Similar yet...: Functional Medicine is a specific approach to Integrative Medicine.Functional Medicine is described as the clinical application of systems biology.See http://tinyurl.com/myelnab Integrative Medicine combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine: http://tinyurl.com/zdeuq4u Both Functional and Integrative docs emphasize prevention but not all Preventive Docs embrace alternatives. ...Read more

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What is an osteopathic physician, do (doctor of osteopathic medicine)?

What is an osteopathic physician, do (doctor of osteopathic medicine)?

Holistic doctor: Osteopathic physician in usa receive all the training of md colleagues , but in the context of an osteopathic holistic philosophy , which looks to promote health, and does so through osteopathic hands on manipulative manual treatment. ...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 r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

What r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

Lots of opportunity: A family medicine doctor is a primary care doctor who knows how to take care of both children and adults. There are job opportunities in every state in the U.S. For doctors with such skills. A subspecialty is not needed. ...Read more

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Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Not Necessarily: The basic requirements for family medicine training are uniform around the country and there is little required training on alternative treatments. However, specific training programs may provide more background and training in this area. ...Read more

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Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Minor only: Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton. Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant with a surgeon.Since malpractic insurance is very high even as assitant, very few fp still do assistant in surgery anymore. ...Read more

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