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  • Peter Ditoro, MD 110 Points

    600 Saint Clair Ave SW Ste 10
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Louis Bowick Jr, MD 100 Points

    7805 S Memorial Pkwy
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Daniel Mc Donough, MD 100 Points

    2006 Franklin St SE Ste 107, Alabama Sleep Clc
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Christopher Coffey, MD 100 Points

    Ross Chiropractic Clinic
    800 Gallatin St SW
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 5107 Moores Mill Road
    Huntsville, AL 35811
  • 11220 Memorial Parkway Southwest Suite A
    Huntsville, AL 35803
  • 501 Wynn Drive Northwest
    Huntsville, AL 35816
  • 115 Manning Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 502 Governors Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 420 Lowell Drive Southeast
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 115 Manning Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 7850 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 2045 Cecil Ashburn Drive Southeast
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 501 Wynn Drive Northwest
    Huntsville, AL 35816
  • 2089 Cecil Ashburn Drive Southeast
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 11100 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35803
  • 7850 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 115 Manning Drive Southwest Suite D101
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 2005 Max Luther Drive Northwest
    Huntsville, AL 35810
  • 502 Governors Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 2089 Cecil Ashburn Drive Southeast
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 115 Manning Drive Southwest Suite D101
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 7850 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • -10 Points

    7105 Bailey Creek Circle Southeast
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 7850 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 4800 Whitesburg Drive South
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 1868 Sparkman Drive Northwest
    Huntsville, AL 35816
  • 8151 Whitesburg Drive South
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Almoth Smith, M.D.

    420 Lowell Dr Se
    Suite 400
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 8151 Whitesburg Drive South
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • 502 Governors Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 333 Whitesport Drive Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • 7850 Memorial Parkway Southwest
    Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Robert Carrell, MD 110 Points

    Distance: 9.46 mi
    3776 Sullivan St Ste D
    Madison, AL 35758
  • Caswall Harrigan, MD 100 Points

    Horizons Medical Care, PC
    Distance: 9.46 mi
    8045 Hwy 72 W, Suite 100
    Madison, AL 35758
  • Wallace Seay Jr, MD 100 Points

    Madison Medical Ctr
    Distance: 9.46 mi
    44 Hughes Rd Ste 1000, Madison Med Ctr Llpc
    Madison, AL 35758
  • Caswall C Harrigan, MD -10 Points

    Distance: 9.46 mi
    8045 HIGHWAY 72 W STE 100
    MADISON, AL 35758
  • Distance: 12.11 mi
    5995B Highway 72 East
    Gurley, AL 35748
  • Distance: 12.11 mi
    5995 Highway 72 East
    Gurley, AL 35748
  • Distance: 12.11 mi
    5995B Highway 72 East
    Gurley, AL 35748
  • Distance: 12.11 mi
    5995 Highway 72 East
    Gurley, AL 35748
  • Distance: 12.74 mi
    5503 Highway 53
    Harvest, AL 35749
  • Josefino Aguilar, MD 100 Points

    Primary Medical Care Clinic
    Distance: 13.98 mi
    15330 Highway 231 431 N
    Hazel Green, AL 35750
  • Distance: 13.98 mi
    15330 Highway 231 431 North
    Hazel Green, AL 35750
  • Distance: 22.45 mi
    1005 West Market Street
    Athens, AL 35611
  • Jerry Barrett, MD 130 Points

    Family Medical Clinic
    Distance: 23.35 mi
    PO Box 235
    Ardmore, TN 38449
  • Barrett Owen, Barrett J Owen MD 50 Points

    Barrett J Owen MD
    Distance: 23.35 mi
    26270 Main St
    Ardmore, TN 38449
  • 30 Points

    Distance: 23.35 mi
    26303 Savings Center Drive
    Ardmore, TN 38449
  • Distance: 23.5 mi
    4500 Main Street
    Grant, AL 35747
  • Edward Turpin, MD 100 Points

    Decatur General Sleep Disorder
    Distance: 24.16 mi
    1215 7th St SE Ste G200
    Decatur, AL 35601

General Practitioner Info

General Practitioner Summary:
A general practitioner is a medical doctor that treats patients for illnesses, whether they are long term or short term in duration. This type of doctor also offers preventive health care and patient education for maintenance of health and overall well being.

These doctors use a holistic approach to treat patients. Their patients may be healthy or may have one of multiple health care problems. The general practitioner was common in the past, but has mostly been replaced by newer titles such as the family doctor and the primary care physician.

Conditions Treated:


General practitioners treat both acute and chronic illnesses of nearly every type that do not require the services of a specialist. While the medical issues treated by these doctors may be exhaustive, some of these conditions may include:

and many, many more.

Specialties:


General practitioners can obtain additional qualifications in areas such as adolescent medicine and geriatric medicine. Others include hospice, sleep medicine, and sports medicine.

Procedures and Treatments:


General practitioners use interviews combined with a physical examination to make a diagnosis or to check up on continuing health and wellness. These doctors may recommend or perform lab procedures such as taking blood and performing x-rays. General practitioners may prescribe medications and offer nutrition and activity advice, in addition to making recommendations for specific patient lifestyle changes. Additional procedures may involve in-office surgical procedures such as lancing and draining abscesses.

Profession Details:


After completion of a Bachelor Degree with a strong emphasis in one of the science fields, a candidate must attend at least 4 years of education at an accredited medical school, followed by a 3 - 7 year residency program. An additional 1 - 3 years of fellowship is necessary for those wishing to add a specialty or additional qualifications. Specific exams are required, then the doctor must become licensed in the state in which he or she will practice medicine. Voluntary board certification may also be obtained.

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General Practitioner FAQs:

What is a General Practitioner?
A General Practitioner is a healthcare professional who practices medicine and is licensed by a state board.

What type of work does a General Practitioner do?
A General Practitioner counsels and examines patients for injuries or diseases. A General Practitioner can do minor procedures, for example, treat skin lesions.

What's the difference between a General Practitioner and a Family Doctor?
A Family Doctor is a General Practitioner with the additional education and training for Family Doctor designation. Both treat a wide range of health issues, but the family doctor has additional training for the needs specific to patients of all ages.

Can my whole family see a General Practitioner?
While the General Practitioner is qualified to treat all patients, he or she should have additional qualifications in family medicine in order to be up-to-date on issues that are specific to children and the elderly.

What can I see a General Practitioner for?
You can see a General Practitioner for any common problem. A General Practitioner can take care of patients of all ages.

How many General Practitioners are there in the United States?
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that there are approximately 209,000 in the United States as of 2010.

How do I find a General Practitioner in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a General Practitioner in your state. Select General Practitioner from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a General Practitioner in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a General Practitioner in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of General Practitioners in your city and state.


General Practitioner Related Terms:
general practice, family doctor, primary care physician, physical examinations, cholesterol testing, wound care, pap smears, immunizations, skin biopsies, fitness programs, stress reduction plans, ongoing evaluations, bone density testing, menopause treatment