For mammograms--11,806 women had one during the study year--those with an internist
were slightly more likely to get the screen.
Among the internists
and family physicians, significant factors included female sex, internal medicine specialty, board certification, fewer years in practice, group practice, fewer patients seen per week on average, involvement in clinical teaching, and an urban practice location.
Wilensky examines the possible use of a voucher system and its potential effect on internists
Having seen his original consultative advice ignored, the internist
chose to make no further entries into the patient's record.
To some of us, his attention to detail may seem annoying at times, but his competence and loyalty has been essential to making the The Original Internist
what it is today.
, pediatricians, Ob-Gyns and psychiatrists - the primary care front line - have become managed care "gatekeepers," entrusted to absorb many of the responsibilities of the specialist and make fewer specialist referrals as a result.
Almost 5 years after his first visit to the internist
, the patient requested another colonoscopy, which revealed rectal cancer.
A total of 81% of dermatologists, 56% of internists
, and 60% of family physicians in a nationally representative sample reported that they routinely perform skin cancer examinations.
Since it is such a diverse group, including internists
, family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, it would make the most sense to organize this group under the direction of the American Psychiatric Association.
I cannot speak for everyone, but as an internist
, my practice has grown every year since I became involved in the DABCI program, and the demand for what we do is greater today than ever before.
She began her career in 1984 as a general internist
with Ohio Permanente Medical Group, where she held positions of increasing responsibility until being named regional chief of medicine in 1993.
Hurt, an internist
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.