Dr. Richard Sample specializes in geriatric medicine, family practice in Madison, South Dakota.
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Dr. Richard Sample identified specializing in
Geriatric MedicineGeriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital. and Family PracticeFamily Practice
A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family, and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate.. He is certified in Family Practice.
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Dr. Sample is affiliated with 2 hospitals:
Dr. Sample attended medical school at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and graduated in 1978 having 36 years experience.Additional Family Practice training was conducted at University of South Dakota Affiliated Hospitals. Additional Family Practice training was conducted at Sioux Falls Family Practice Residency.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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