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Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc.
Including hiv, aids.

In brief: No

Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc.
Including hiv, aids.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Internal medicine physician are general practitioner that treat a variety of disease.
Infectious disease doctors are internist that went thru extra training usually 2 more years and treat infectious diseases which are acquired by different organism such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.

In brief: No.

Internal medicine physician are general practitioner that treat a variety of disease.
Infectious disease doctors are internist that went thru extra training usually 2 more years and treat infectious diseases which are acquired by different organism such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.
Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Specialty

Infectious disease is a subdpecialty of internal medicine.
Internal med docs take care of adult complicated patients. An im doctor can specialize in infectious disease by doing fellowship for 2 more years.

In brief: Specialty

Infectious disease is a subdpecialty of internal medicine.
Internal med docs take care of adult complicated patients. An im doctor can specialize in infectious disease by doing fellowship for 2 more years.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

After internal medicine residency training, infectious diseases is a super specialization.
So, all infectious diseases specialist are internal medicine specialist; but the opposite is not true.

In brief: No

After internal medicine residency training, infectious diseases is a super specialization.
So, all infectious diseases specialist are internal medicine specialist; but the opposite is not true.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

An infectious disease specialist has 3 years of internal medicine residency and is abim board certified in internal medicine and then completes 2 years of infectious disease fellowship.
An internist does not have the additional fellowship training.

In brief: No

An infectious disease specialist has 3 years of internal medicine residency and is abim board certified in internal medicine and then completes 2 years of infectious disease fellowship.
An internist does not have the additional fellowship training.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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