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Which Doctor
SHOULD I SEE?

Four differences between family and internal medicine
BY EMILY FROST AND ABBEY BROWN
When you're sick and need
treatment, where do you go?
What about when you have
a question about preventive
care? And if you want to try a different
prescription medication, whom should

you call then? The answer for all of the
above is your primary care provider.
But if you're like 45% of 18- to
29-year-olds and 28% of 30- to 40-yearolds, you may not have one of those.
To reap the benefits of a primary care

provider-streamlined and more efficient
care, medication and disease management,
and proactive health care-it's time to
find your perfect fit.
There's just one question: internal
medicine or family medicine?

Family Medicine:

Internal Medicine:

FAMILY DOCTOR

INTERNIST
History

History

Internal medicine started in the late
1800s and focused on researching
and treating adult diseases

Family medicine began in the 1960s
and concentrated on treating
individuals or families as a whole

Training

Training

Medical school and a three-year
residency that focuses on inpatient
care and rotations in specialties, such
as cardiology and endocrinology

Medical school and
a three-year residency
that emphasizes
outpatient care

Patient type

Patient type

People ages 18 and older

People of all ages

Specialty

Specialty

Comprehensive,
proactive care

Management and treatment
of complex adult conditions

Find the Right Doctor for You
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health by visiting northside.com/gwinnettprimarycare.

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