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FP vs IM

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by realruby2000, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    when it comes to having your own practice....whats the difference between these two specialties? what are the pluses and minuses of each? What would be the differences in lifestyles and pay?
     
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Moving to the Residency Forum...
     
  4. docuw

    docuw Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    IM sees adults only. FP sees all ages.
     
  5. bigfrank

    bigfrank SDN Donor 7+ Year Member

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    If you have your "own practice," YOU will be the biggest determinent of your lifestyle. For all specialties, compensation is dependent on the service. For example, a DO FP that does a throat culture bills the same amount as a MD IM that does the same one.

    Hope this helps.
     

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