Primary care physicians are trained to diagnose and treat the initial stages of disease for adult patients. They also should be trained in prevention and wellness. Pediatricians provide primary care for children. In addition, many women use Obstetrician-Gynecologists for primary care and many Ob-Gyns have given up practicing obstetrics and only practice gynecology and serve as Primary Care physicians for women. Despite this, the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology states the training programs for that specialty are not designed to train Primary Care physicians.
Isaac C. Adiele, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
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- What kind of training do primary care providers have?
What is an internal medicine doctor?
An Internal Medicine doctor is trained in the medical specialty of Internal Medicine. Many doctors thus trained practice primary care medicine. Others go on to training in sub-specialties such as endocrinology, gastroenterology or cardiology.
How can I determine if a doctor will be focused on wellness and prevention?
Doctors are increasingly concerned about promoting information on wellness and prevention. However, many doctors are not well-trained in these fields and many doctors may not have the time or interest to provide this information. You, as a patient, however, have every right to expect and demand it.
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