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What is the difference between a doctor that has a family practice and a general practice?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pretty similar

Both general practice doctors and family practice doctors see the same types of patients.
Individual physicians may vary in practice guidelines, but many practices will see children, adults, obstetric patients, and perform some procedures.

In brief: Pretty similar

Both general practice doctors and family practice doctors see the same types of patients.
Individual physicians may vary in practice guidelines, but many practices will see children, adults, obstetric patients, and perform some procedures.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: The training

Family practice (family medicine)- go through 3 years residency program after medical school, training in different fields/specialties, hands on in hospitals and clinics.
General practice- starting to practice general medicine after graduating from medical school ( this is usually the older generation of doctors).

In brief: The training

Family practice (family medicine)- go through 3 years residency program after medical school, training in different fields/specialties, hands on in hospitals and clinics.
General practice- starting to practice general medicine after graduating from medical school ( this is usually the older generation of doctors).
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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