In the current wave of research, BioTrends surveyed 50 ID specialists and 50 internists
and conducted qualitative interviews with a subset of 20 of the survey responders in February 2012.
No difference was seen in the quality of care provided by board-certified internists
subject to Maintenance of Certification and those who are grandfathered into the older, periodic certification system, although a small reduction was seen in the cost of health care by MOC physicians.
A majority of dermatologists, internists
, and family physicians routinely perform full-body examinations for skin cancer--but time constraints and patient reluctance are common barriers to better exam rates, according to a recent report.
The journal has an initial mixed paid and controlled circulation of 34,500, including family practitioners, general practitioners, internists
, nurse practitioners, administrators, pharmacists and related nursing staff.
The growth in the number of pediatricians far outstrips that of either internists
or family physicians--an increase of 44% relative to its target population, compared with 8% among internists
and 7% among family physicians.
MIAMI BEACH -- Although about 60% of physicians overall remain comfortable offering their patients hormone therapy for relief of menopausal symptoms, internists
and family physicians are far more cautious about its prescribing than ob.
Two Seattle general internists
established the first concierge practice in 1996.
discusses working with the new Republican-led Congress to resolve the bureaucratic "hassle factor" internists
Theoretically, family physicians and general internists
should be gatekeepers for the US health care system.
In Best Practices for Patient Interaction and Rapport as an Internist
, ExecSense examines tips, tricks and techniques used by leading internists
that are guaranteed to immediately improve your interactions with patients.
NEW ORLEANS--The cost of care may be more expensive at an internist
's office, but it appears that internists
may do a better job than family physicians in offering preventive care services such as flu shots and cancer screenings.
More than 5% of physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association reported being sued at least once in the past 12 months, but internists
and family practice physicians reported fewer lawsuits than did other specialists.