Differences Between Family Doctor & Internist
The primary care physicians at St. Joseph and St. Jude Heritage Medical
Group include internists, pediatricians and family doctors. We want to
ensure you and your family have access to the type of care that will be
best for your health care and wellness needs throughout the stages of life.
A family doctor cares for patients at every stage of life from birth through
old age, whereas an internist is trained in the care and management of
chronic, severe and complex illness for adult and elderly patients.
If you're an adult with children, choosing a family doctor could be
the best fit since it may be more convenient for the entire family to
be cared for by the same doctor. If you're an adult with multiple
or complex medical issues, then seeing an internist may be your best bet.
Ultimately, the right physician for you is the one you trust.