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Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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2 comments
Dr. Pamela Pappas
One could consider Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine as a training resource: www.azcim.org. They have also instigated combined Family Medicine/Integrative Medicine residencies -- and are working on Pediatrics in the same way.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
What was previously called 'alternative' or 'complementary' medicine is now called Integrative Medicine. Physicians of any training (family med, internal med, etc) can do a fellowship to learn how to utilize (integrate) other forms of treatment with conventional treatments.
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine

In brief: Alternative Medicine

Most family physicians have some training in alternative medicine but only some of them practice it.

In brief: Alternative Medicine

Most family physicians have some training in alternative medicine but only some of them practice it.
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Dr. Ahmad Saab
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