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Find a general practitioner in Newport News, VA who can help with wellness integrative medicine, annual physicals, sports physicals, primary care, acute care, chronic disease care, illness, cancer screening, and more.

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  • Lawrence Cowling, MD

    James River Family Practice
    12420 Warwick Blvd Ste 7B
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Estrellita Noble, MD

    2501 Washington Ave
    Newport News, VA 23607
  • John Quarles, MD

    Bruton Avenue Family Practice
    12 Bruton Ave
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Prillaman Henry M MD

    11848 Rock Landing Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Blanchard Margaret V Md - Midtown OFC

    321 Main Street
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Read Bishop P Md

    11848 Rock Landing Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Marks Steven E MD

    11848 Rock Landing Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Schultz Richard E MD

    11848 Rock Landing Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Dillman Elizabeth K MD - Midtown Office

    321 Main Street
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Layser Joseph D Md

    Riverside Regional M
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Blanchard Margaret V Md - Denbigh York Ofc

    716 Denbigh Boulevard
    Newport News, VA 23608
  • Marie Pola Cui, MD

    1786 Old Buckroe Rd
    Hampton, VA 23664
  • Maurice Frazier, MD

    17 W Mellen St
    Hampton, VA 23663
  • Melvin Simpson, MD

    PO Box 9065
    Hampton, VA 23670
  • Tapan Chaudhuri, MD

    Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
    PO Box 3323
    Hampton, VA 23663
  • Adcock O T Jr MD

    2148 West Mercury Boulevard
    Hampton, VA 23666
  • Fee Eric MD

    2148 West Mercury Boulevard
    Hampton, VA 23666
  • Bartholomew Lopresti, MD

    Smithfield Medical Ctr
    919 S Church St, Smithfield Med Clinic Inc
    Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Levin Beth E Md

    913 South Church Street Suite D
    Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Guillermo Acierto, MD

    3607 N Military Hwy
    Norfolk, VA 23518
  • Nasser Hambaz, MD

    Norview Family Practice
    1477 Norview Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23513
  • Arsenio Ong, MD

    1232 W Little Creek Rd Ste 300
    Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Thomas Royer, MD

    Thomas C Royer Ltd
    3153 Azalea Garden Rd
    Norfolk, VA 23513
  • Claire Carman, MD

    Breast Care Specialists
    229 W Bute St Ste 845
    Norfolk, VA 23510
  • John Colonna II, MD

    880 Kempsville Rd Ste 10, Virginia Vascular Associat
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Mark Shoemaker, MD

    Health Services Support, 1468 Ingram St
    Norfolk, VA 23551
  • Jock Wheeler, MD

    Norfolk Surgical Group Ltd
    700 W Olney Rd, PO Box 1980
    Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Duckett John G Md - Appointments

    850 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Molligan Harry J Md

    400 Gresham Drive Suite 500
    Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Westmeyer Frank C Md

    21st Street Hmptn Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Saadeh Ghandi M Md - Appointments

    850 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Lapeyrolerie Donna Md

    7924 Chesapeake Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23518
  • Fekete Andrew Md

    7924 Chesapeake Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23518
  • Kelly Joseph L Md

    850 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Proffer Dirk S Md

    400 Gresham Drive Suite 500
    Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Matawaran Romon A Md - Appointments

    850 Kempsville Road
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Bhattacharyya Biswa R Md

    21st Street Hmptn Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Leonard Davis Jr, MD

    5911 Portsmouth Blvd
    Portsmouth, VA 23701
  • Rafael Guanzon, MD

    704 London St Ste A
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Mohammad Yunas, MD

    3003 High St
    Portsmouth, VA 23707
  • Cynthia Corona, MD

    620 John Paul Jones Cir, Attn: Credential Office
    Portsmouth, VA 23708
  • Delta Surgical Oncology Breast Care Center - Eugene Y Chang Md- Michael W Blanto

    355 Crawford Street Suite 102
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Eugene Y Chang MD

    355 Crawford St
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Cetrone Anthony C MD

    4700 George Washington Hw
    Portsmouth, VA 23702
  • Jones Ronald MD

    4700 George Washington Hw
    Portsmouth, VA 23702
  • Lexier Lenard J MD

    825 Crawford Parkway
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Eleodora Ignacio, MD

    Primary Care Phys-Hampton Rds
    1200 S Military Hwy
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Juan Montero, MD, IMG

    2147 Old Greenbrier Rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Steven Papariello, MD

    Greenbrier Family Medical Ctr
    801 Volvo Pkwy
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • William Rand, MD

    The Group For Women
    300 Medical Pkwy Ste 308
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

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.


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.


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 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