What’s the difference between an Internal Medicine practice and a Family Medicine practice? They both treat similar conditions, often act as a primary care provider, and refer patients to a specialist when needed. The difference is in the type of patients they treat. If your mother had the sniffles, you wouldn’t take her to see a pediatrician even though they treat colds and flu. A pediatrician specializes in treating children. Likewise, an internist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of adults. That leaves Family Medicine practices. Family medicine physicians typically treat patients of any age.
As a result, you will often find internists working in a hospital setting. Many internal medicine physicians also practice outpatient medicine.
The internists at Internal Medicine Practice are affiliated with Meritus Health, so if you ever require more specialized care we can refer you to a local specialist while continuing to monitor and coordinate your care.
You may call us at (301) 739-0240 to schedule an appointment.