When it's time to go to the doctor
“Internist: A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention of all forms of adult disease. Training for an internist requires four years of medical school, followed by a three-year residency. Internists may choose to take additional subspecialty training in particular fields, such as rheumatology, endocrinology, cardiology or gastroenterology.”
I employ my internist like the medical team manager. In my case, he is where I begin my query and from there he may send me to my urologist, Colo-rectal specialist, ear nose throat (ENT), cardiologist, etc. Though, I may not always go to the internist first due to past issues, I have scheduled follow ups with other specialists. After each, I always make certain that they have updated information with my internist as he is my central repository for my medical history.
You can never assume that doctors share information because it begins with it being the patient's information. You must direct and be responsible for your own information.
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