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After a doctor completes medical school and is licensed to practice medicine, the physician may pursue a rigorous 3 year training program in Internal Medicine.
A Colon and Rectal Surgeon is a doctor who, in addition to 5 or more years of training as a General Surgeon, receives an additional one year of training in colon and rectal surgery. This specialist is an expert in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal and perianal area..
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes Family Medicine as a distinct discipline requiring an additional three years of training for doctors who wish to become Board Certified in this field. Family Medicine doctors are usually primary care providers (PCPs) [formerly general practitioners, or GPs] for the entire family.