How to get a ‘perfect fit’ for an internal medicine doctor
Latham Internal Medicine is the best place to get an internal medical doctor, according to a new study that found internal medicine doctors are more likely to get patients treated with antibiotics, prescribe less frequent surgeries, and make less frequent visits to the doctor’s office.
In addition, they were less likely to prescribe antibiotics for pneumonia and less likely than physicians in other specialty fields to use the antibiotic oxacillin.
The study was published in the American Journal of Internal Medicine.
The authors also noted that the internal medicine field is more likely than other fields to prescribe opioids for pain management and to have fewer visits to their office.
Internal medicine doctors also tended to prescribe less antibiotics, according the study, which used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 70 percent of doctors surveyed said they did not prescribe antibiotics to treat their patients.
Internal medicine physicians were also more likely in general to have low rates of antibiotic use, the study found.
The researchers say internal medicine physicians have “difficult” medical conditions that may be more difficult to treat and are more prone to errors and overprescribing.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement that it is encouraging the findings, noting that the medical profession should “take advantage of the fact that we have a robust, well-developed and comprehensive patient data system and to develop tools to help improve our care.”