Personally, I wouldn't expect any internist
to continue a medication that I started prescribing.
The report--which compiled results after surveying 838 primary care and specialty doctors throughout February and March--found that 51 percent of internists
and 53 percent of family physicians are not accepting new patients.
In all, 52% of 414 internists
and 40% of 591 family physicians who responded to a mailed survey indicated that they would refer a patient with a suspicious pelvic mass directly to a gynecologic oncologist.
Requests for primary care doctors, defined as family physicians, internists
and pediatricians, increased 23 percent over the previous 12-month period examined in the survey.
Steven Taback has a framed photo of Yeneneh Betru, who was a 35-year-old internist
when he died as a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept.
At Johns Hopkins University, a team of gynecologists and internists
assembled to address the issue which resulted in a formal gynecologic curriculum for internal medicine residents that was eventually expanded to the publication of this book, directed towards the non-gynecologist.
In general, these disorders require a multidisciplinary approach with a medical team comprised of a nutritionist, psychologist, and internist
John P Dumoulin, ACP-ASLM's director of managed care and regulatory affairs, said in a statement that not allowing the use of internists
as primary-care physicians for adults is equivalent to restricting pediatricians for children.
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David Wong, an internist
who serves on the committee that oversees pharmaceuticals at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City.
Converting to the role of general internist
in a managed-care environment would require a significant retrofit and concentration on skills that were never well developed," he says.
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