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internist

Chiefly US
a physician who specializes in internal medicine
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The LaunchTrends[R]: Dificid Wave 3 report, which measures product uptake and commercial effectiveness at six months post-launch, finds that approximately 40 percent of surveyed infectious disease (ID) specialists and internists have initiated Optimer/Cubist's Dificid in at least one of their patients with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD).
of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Philadelphia and his colleagues compared ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations (ACSHs) in Medicare patients treated by two groups of general internists--956 who were certified in 1991 (subject to MOC) and treated 84,215 patients and 974 general internists who were certified in 1989 (grandfathered out of MOC) and treated 69,830 similar patients.
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.
Internists were the most reluctant, with 60% of the 410 internal medicine respondents saying they didn't encourage its use.
Two popular, local internists had opened the original concierge practice just two blocks from the doors of our medical center.
Some researchers have found that these variables have little effect on physician charges, however, and higher charges by general internists may result from a perception that internal medicine is more of a specialty than family practice.
The webinar is led by an expert at turning internists into master communicators with their patients, Michael Ellner, and focuses on:
Previous research has consistently shown that internists and specialists have higher costs than family physicians, but there have been few data showing whether those higher costs are justified through the delivery of better care--specifically, better preventive care.
SORD will begin publication in January as a bimonthly targeted to internists, psychiatrists and surgeons.
But even internists in some locales saw premiums soar last year by as much as 69 percent, and general surgeons by as much as 86 percent, according to a survey by the Medical Liability Monitor.
Doherty says internists would rather see efforts put forth in other areas of reform, but fighting against further Medicare cuts will be ASIM's main priority.
In a 1983 survey of Maryland physicians, (9) 89% of internists and 92% of family and general physicians stated that they would prescribe diuretics for initial first-step therapy.