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Is there a difference between family medicine and family practice?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
A family practitioner practices family mediine.

In brief: No
A family practitioner practices family mediine.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Thomas Heston
No difference
Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Family practice
The terms family practice and family medicine are basically the same.
Family medicine refers more to the science of overall care of a family. Family practice is the actual practice of family medicine. Hope that helps!

In brief: Family practice
The terms family practice and family medicine are basically the same.
Family medicine refers more to the science of overall care of a family. Family practice is the actual practice of family medicine. Hope that helps!
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine
In brief: Family practice
There is no difference.
Family practitioners practice family medicine. They treat newborn children and adults some like and do ob.

In brief: Family practice
There is no difference.
Family practitioners practice family medicine. They treat newborn children and adults some like and do ob.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
In brief: FP an older term
The american board of family practice changed its name years ago to the american board of family medicine.
Only a board certified physician in family medicine should state that they are a family medicine physician, or family practitioner, or practice family medicine. Non-board certified docs should use the term "general practitioner" but there are no strict laws on this that I am aware of.

In brief: FP an older term
The american board of family practice changed its name years ago to the american board of family medicine.
Only a board certified physician in family medicine should state that they are a family medicine physician, or family practitioner, or practice family medicine. Non-board certified docs should use the term "general practitioner" but there are no strict laws on this that I am aware of.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Harry Myers
Family Medicine
In brief: Family Doctors
No, those titles are used interchangeably.
Generally 3 years of training after 4 years of medical school.

In brief: Family Doctors
No, those titles are used interchangeably.
Generally 3 years of training after 4 years of medical school.
Dr. Harry Myers
Dr. Harry Myers
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