Family Physician, Internist, or General Practitioner?
Most people first bring their medical concerns to a primary care physician. There are three main types of primary care physician:
Family physicians treat patients of any age and gender. They often specialize in treating children, women, or the elderly.
Internists typically treat adults, and are usually found in clinics and hospitals. They are trained in treating all of the body’s major organ systems.
General practitioners often decide whether patients can be treated generally, or whether they need a specialist. General practitioners treat patients of all ages and genders.