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What does an internal medicine doctor do?

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Does the Internal Medicine Doctor make the diagnosis and then tells you to see the specialist? Or does he/she evaluate the situation and send you straight too the specialist so they can make the diagnosis? (Infectious Disease and Toxicology) What doctor makes the diagnosis????
Posted Fri, 28 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Lohit K 25 hours later
Brief Answer: diagnosis: internal medicine. confirmation: specia Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using XXXXXXX I went through the query and understood your concern. After the examination and based on your history, presenting illness and investigations whenever required usually internal medicine doctor make provisional diagnosis. If the problem is quite common then he only diagnose and treat the patient. In some situations where the problem needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist then he will send to the specialist who will reconfirm the diagnosis and will start the treatment. You can follow up with the internal medicine doctor later on based on the advice from the specialists. Hope this information helps you. Feel free to ask if you have any related queries and I will be glad to answer them. Regards
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