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Which is more appropriate for a younger healthier person family practice or internal medicine?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Both can help you!
Family physicians take care of children and adults.
Internal medicine docs take care of adults. Younger or not, healthy or not, both specialists are here to take care of you.

In brief: Both can help you!
Family physicians take care of children and adults.
Internal medicine docs take care of adults. Younger or not, healthy or not, both specialists are here to take care of you.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
In brief: Either. Depends.
Rather than whether a doctor is family practitioner or an internist, what is more important is that you find a physician with whom you can connect and develop a trusting professional relationship so that you won't hesitate to share any health concern or ask any question .
Good luck.

In brief: Either. Depends.
Rather than whether a doctor is family practitioner or an internist, what is more important is that you find a physician with whom you can connect and develop a trusting professional relationship so that you won't hesitate to share any health concern or ask any question .
Good luck.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Doesn't matter
Either one. If you're otherwise healthy and aren't hospitalized occasionally for a chronic condition, then either specialty is qualified to be your doctor. If you are an adult (over age 15) with complicated chronic conditions or frequent hospitalizations, you should go to an internal medicine physician.
They are better trained for that type of medicine than family medicine.

In brief: Doesn't matter
Either one. If you're otherwise healthy and aren't hospitalized occasionally for a chronic condition, then either specialty is qualified to be your doctor. If you are an adult (over age 15) with complicated chronic conditions or frequent hospitalizations, you should go to an internal medicine physician.
They are better trained for that type of medicine than family medicine.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
In brief: Family practice
If you are young and healthy you need to see a family pracitioner.Internists are for older pts with chronic medical problems.

In brief: Family practice
If you are young and healthy you need to see a family pracitioner.Internists are for older pts with chronic medical problems.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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