Personally, I wouldn't expect any internist
to continue a medication that I started prescribing.
That's according to an observational study of some 30,000 adults who had an internist
, family physician, or specialist as their usual source of care.
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.
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.
The Chiropractic Internist
must complete over three hundred hours of past-graduate education and training in the use and assessment of medical diagnostics (lab testing, EKG's, lung function studies, venous studies, etc.
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.
For example, an Ob-Gyn might pursue a fellowship in fertility, or an internist
will become a fellow in endocrinology.
2) Patient Access to Internist
-Subspecialists in Gatekeeper Health Plans - Many MCOs prohibit internists
with subspecialty training from also providing primary-care services to their patients.
In the hospital where he trained, a young internist
beginning private practice agrees to direct a class in diagnostics for second-year medical students.