FAQs

What is the difference between a Primary Care Physician and a Specialist?
 

Primary Care Providers (PCPs, also called family doctors, internists, or general practitioners) are your first point of contact into the healthcare system. PCPs focus on prevention and screening to help monitor your health.  

Internal Medicine doctors (Internists) focus on adult and elderly patients, with an emphasis on the management of chronic, complex or severe illnesses, especially for patients who require hospitalization. 

Specialists are doctors who have advanced training and degrees in a particular type of medicine, such as oncology, cardiology, podiatry, etc.

What is the difference between a Family Medicine and Internal Medicine?

Family Medicine doctors (Family Practitioners) are the most widely-skilled primary care doctors. They’re trained to help patients from birth through childhood and adulthood, and then to old age and death.

Internal Medicine doctors (Internists) focus on adult and elderly patients, with an emphasis on the management of chronic, complex or severe illnesses, especially for patients who require hospitalization. 

What services does Summit IPA provide?

Summit IPA is comprised of board-certified Primary Care Physicians in Internal Medicine, General Practice and Family Practice, along with multiple Specialists in all fields in Los Angeles County. The services include Treatment and Diagnosis of medical illnesses using to promote health and quality of life for our patients. The focus of Summit IPA is prevention with healthy living and disease management.

What is a medical group?

 

Summit IPA is comprised of both Primary Care and Specialty Physicians who help patients promote healthy living, appropriate treatment and procedures to achieve a longer, happier life.

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