Fact or fiction

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by cg2a93, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. cg2a93

    cg2a93 Senior Member

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    Let get some dialogue going here. For all you med students out there and premeds or whatever you are, tell me the difference between the way a MD specialist practices medicine and a DPM practices medicine( if you think they practice medicine at all). and dont put in the ability to specialize because we all know about this. Im talking everyday practice.
    I have heard many of you say A MD specialist practices full body medicine I have never seen this before at least not from a ethical doctor. Tell me how a pods ability ito practice within his scope is hindered compared to a MDs ( Im talking clinically) . Lets conversate!!
     
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  3. efs

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    Not to get into any kind of big debate, but all physicians practice must practice within their scope of training. The MD or DO degrees offer greater flexibilty as to what their training can encompass. But when you get right down to it, in day today practice, they really do become as limited as the DPM is. The difference comes during their years in training. The MD or DO also has a greater flexibility later if they choose to pursue training in another area.

    You do bring up a good point though.
     

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