... i.e. My Rheumatologist will no longer write my scripts for high BP. Gotta find another MD for those now
Most people have a PCP for most of their problems. A rheumatologist is usually not going to treat HBP. You need an internist for eveyday problems so they can keep track of everything else. This isn't a new law, but rather a professional getting out of his field. Kind of like would you want a plumber laying your carpet? No, I don't think so... Mary
You should have an internist as primary doc anyway. The docs that have specialized have had their advanced training in just one aspect of the human body, and they seldom treat anything but that. There are also considerations with malpractice insurance if he prescribes something not within his usual practice and something happens. An internist is trained to consider the interaction of the human body, and will deal with the every day illnesses and coordination of specialists.
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