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Find a general practitioner in Birmingham, AL 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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  • Gregory Champion, MD 110 Points

    Gastrntrlgy Assocs N. Cntrl Al
    2018 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Patrick Louis, MD 110 Points

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    1919 7th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Thomas Johnson, MD 100 Points

    Alabama Hip & Knee Ctr
    2700 10th Ave S Ste 509
    Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Tom Welch, MD 100 Points

    American Family Care Inc
    1682 Montgomery Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35216
  • James Burgess, MD 100 Points

    Baptist Health Ctr
    50 Medical Park Dr E Ste 1
    Birmingham, AL 35235
  • James Ballard, MD 100 Points

    Birmingham Radiological Group
    2000A Southbridge Pkwy Ste 300
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Suresh Boppana, MD 100 Points

    1600 7th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Kay Willoughby, MD 100 Points

    Double Oak Family Medicine
    PO Box 2727
    Birmingham, AL 35202
  • Walter Mauney, MD 100 Points

    Jefferson Clinic
    1526 5th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Leo Langner, MD 100 Points

    52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 219
    Birmingham, AL 35235
  • Peter MacAluso, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 310787
    Birmingham, AL 35231
  • Peter Waite, MD 100 Points

    Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
    2000 6th Ave S, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgy
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Kenneth Varley, MD 100 Points

    Southern Pain Specialists
    7500 Hugh Daniel Dr Ste 360
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Judy Mc Danal, MD 100 Points

    U-A Health Svc Foundation
    2010 Patton Chapel Rd Ste 201
    Birmingham, AL 35216
  • Peter Emanuel, MD 100 Points

    Uab Cancer Ctr
    1824 6th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Buddhiwardhan Ojha, MD 100 Points

    University Hospital
    Uab/Nuclear Medicine, 619 19th St S
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • David Curiel, MD 100 Points

    University Of AL Birmingham
    901 19th Street South Room 502
    Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Omar Khalaf, MD 50 Points

    7836 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35206
  • Regina Gilliland, DO, MD 20 Points

    Montclair Orthopedic Surgeons
    3911 Knollwood Dr Ste 200
    Birmingham, AL 35243
  • 10 Points

    2000 6th Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • 10 Points

    806 Saint Vincents Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35205
  • 10 Points

    Uab Kirklin Clinic
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • 10 Points

    2006 Brookwood Medical Court
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • 1308 Tuscaloosa Avenue Southwest
    Birmingham, AL 35211
  • 790 Montclair Road
    Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Uab Medical Centre
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • 1680 Montgomery Highway
    Birmingham, AL 35216
  • 3401 Independence Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • 2000 6th Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • 1528 Carraway Boulevard
    Birmingham, AL 35234
  • 2000 6th Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • 2757 Green Springs Highway
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • 4600 Highway 280
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • 4902 Valleydale Road
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • 2520 Valleydale Road
    Birmingham, AL 35244
  • 1575 Montgomery Highway
    Birmingham, AL 35216
  • Uab Medical Centre
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • Uab Medical Centre
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • 4902 Valleydale Road
    Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Uab Medical Centre
    Birmingham, AL 35249
  • 2470 Rocky Ridge Road
    Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Uab Medical Centre
    Birmingham, AL 35249

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