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What is the difference between a doctor that has a family practice vs a general practice?
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Board certification
A general practice doctor is a physician who practices general medicine.
Family practice requires three years of specialty training including pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, and psychiatry along with other types of medicine and physicians must pass a board certification test, keep current on education requirements and pass frequent recertification tests.

In brief: Board certification
A general practice doctor is a physician who practices general medicine.
Family practice requires three years of specialty training including pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, and psychiatry along with other types of medicine and physicians must pass a board certification test, keep current on education requirements and pass frequent recertification tests.
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
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
In brief: Residency training
Many doctors who have not completed a residency in family medicine will call themselves.

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