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.
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.) and the utilization of natural treatments.
In general, these disorders require a multidisciplinary approach with a medical team comprised of a nutritionist, psychologist, and internist
. Treatment may include antidepressant medication prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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.
The July/August issue of The Internist
. Health Policy in Practice, the magazine of the ASIM, focuses on the proposed changes in Medicare, how these changes will affect internists
, and the best options for restructuring the program.
In the hospital where he trained, a young internist
beginning private practice agrees to direct a class in diagnostics for second-year medical students.
An unscrupulous Republican internist
, upon discovering the true nature of Bill Clinton's allergies, could feed this confidential information to the Republican National Committee.
TWO WEEKS OF ABDOMINAL PAIN brought a 63-year-old man to a group medical practice where an internist
attributed the pain to gastritis and prescribed an over-the-counter medication.
Sherman advocates strongly that should someone be considering medication for mental illness, they consult a psychiatrist rather than their internist
since this area is not the internist