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  • Edward Weiss, MD 250 Points

    Edward Weiss, MD

    Edward A Weiss MD INC
    900 Welch Rd Ste 208
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • John Urquhart, MD 200 Points

    John Urquhart, MD

    975 Hamilton Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Peter Eckman, MD 120 Points

    Peter Eckman, MD

    3507 Alma St
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Mark Blumenkranz, MD 100 Points

    Mark Blumenkranz, MD

    California Vitreoretinal Assoc
    300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford Univ Ste A157
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Jason Cohen, MD 100 Points

    Jason Cohen, MD

    300 Pasteur Dr, Mail Code 5047 Room H0101
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Chester Randle Jr, MD 100 Points

    Chester Randle Jr, MD

    Kaiser Permanente Medical Ctr
    750 Welch Rd Ste 315
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Glyn Williams, MD 100 Points

    Glyn Williams, MD

    Northwest Asthma & Allergy Ctr
    300 Pasteur Dr, Dept Of Anesthesia
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Christine Keeling, MD 100 Points

    Christine Keeling, MD

    Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    795 El Camino Real, Palo Alt Med Fndt
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • James Yee, MD 100 Points

    James Yee, MD

    3401 Hillview Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Edward Shortliffe, MD 100 Points

    Edward Shortliffe, MD

    900 Blake Wilbur Dr, 3rd Fl
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • John Smart, MD 100 Points

    John Smart, MD

    379 Lytton Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Christian Guilleminault, MD 100 Points

    Christian Guilleminault, MD

    Stanford Health Svc
    401 Quarry Rd Ste 3301
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Rafael Pelayo, MD 100 Points

    Rafael Pelayo, MD

    Stanford Health Svc
    401 Quarry Rd Ste 3301A, Stanford Sleep Disorders C
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • John Sinclair, MD 100 Points

    John Sinclair, MD

    Stanford University Hospital
    300 Pasteur Dr Ste 200
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Steven Feinberg, MD 100 Points

    Steven Feinberg, MD

    Steven Feinberg MD Inc
    1101 Welch Rd Ste C8
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Joseph Mollick, MD 50 Points

    Joseph Mollick, MD

    1000 Welch Rd Ste 202
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Sharon Rohrbach, DO 50 Points

    Sharon Rohrbach, DO

    359 Middlefield Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Minnie Sarwal, MD 50 Points

    Minnie Sarwal, MD

    703 Welch Rd Ste H5
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Charles S Weiss, MD 10 Points

    Charles S Weiss, MD

    PALO ALTO, CA 94301
  • Robert Cathcart III, MD 100 Points

    Robert Cathcart III, MD

    Distance: 4.22 mi
    127 2nd St Ste 3
    Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Alegria Daniel S Md-Camino Medical Group

    Distance: 4.22 mi
    4906 El Camino Real
    Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Liza Shiff, MD
    270 Points

    Liza Shiff, MD

    General Practice
    Distance: 5.04 mi
    2490 Hospital Dr Suite 300
    Mountain View, CA 94040
  • Peggy Tun, MD 100 Points

    Peggy Tun, MD

    Cardiovascular Institute
    Distance: 5.04 mi
    2660 Grant Rd
    Mountain View, CA 94040
  • 10 Points

    Bough Edward W Md

    Distance: 5.04 mi
    2660 Grant Road
    Mountain View, CA 94040
  • Bavor Clayton W Md

    Distance: 5.04 mi
    2660 Grant Road
    Mountain View, CA 94040
  • Brummer Charles MD Camino Medical Group

    Distance: 5.04 mi
    515 South Drive
    Mountain View, CA 94040
  • June Withers, MD

    June Withers, MD

    Distance: 5.04 mi
    495 CASTRO ST STE 102
  • Chi-Wai Kwok, MD 100 Points

    Chi-Wai Kwok, MD

    Distance: 5.93 mi
    1150 Veterans Blvd
    Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Fred Shiraki, MD 100 Points

    Fred Shiraki, MD

    Distance: 5.93 mi
    1150 Veterans Blvd
    Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 100 Points

    Lawrence B Hooper MD Inc

    Distance: 7.73 mi
    500 E Remington Dr Ste 20
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Brosterhous Philip A Md-Camino Medical Group

    Distance: 7.73 mi
    301 Old San Francisco Road
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Kristin J Razzeca, MD

    Kristin J Razzeca, MD

    Distance: 7.73 mi
    SUNNYVALE, CA 94086
  • David Schmidt, MD

    David Schmidt, MD

    Distance: 7.73 mi
    SUNNYVALE, CA 94086
  • Richard Barrick, MD 120 Points

    Richard Barrick, MD

    Distance: 7.86 mi
    1213 Eaton Ave Ste 6
    San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Carol Winton, MD 100 Points

    Carol Winton, MD

    Camino Medical Group
    Distance: 7.86 mi
    413 El Camino Real
    San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Ming Liu, MD 50 Points

    Ming Liu, MD

    Distance: 7.86 mi
    1100 Laurel St Ste E
    San Carlos, CA 94070
  • James Buckley, MD 100 Points

    James Buckley, MD

    Distance: 9.07 mi
    2100 Carlmont Dr
    Belmont, CA 94002
  • Chen James J MD

    Distance: 9.07 mi
    1601 El Camino Real
    Belmont, CA 94002
  • Chander Das, MD 100 Points

    Chander Das, MD

    Distance: 10.22 mi
    20555 Prospect Rd Ste E
    Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Frederick Schwertley, MD 60 Points

    Frederick Schwertley, MD

    Distance: 10.22 mi
    10373 Torre Ave Ste G
    Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Bowles Megan MD

    Distance: 10.69 mi
    1261 East Hillsdale Boulevard
    Foster City, CA 94404
  • Brown William III MD

    Distance: 10.69 mi
    1261 East Hillsdale Boulevard
    Foster City, CA 94404
  • Joseph Medina, MD 100 Points

    Joseph Medina, MD

    Fremont Urgent Care Ctr
    Distance: 11.21 mi
    3161 Walnut Ave
    Fremont, CA 94538
  • Robert Landucci, MD 100 Points

    Robert Landucci, MD

    Distance: 11.21 mi
    1900 Mowry Ave Ste 301
    Fremont, CA 94538
  • Raymond Tesi II, MD 100 Points

    Raymond Tesi II, MD

    Distance: 11.21 mi
    6300 Dumbarton Cir
    Fremont, CA 94555
  • Joseph Ippolito, MD 60 Points

    Joseph Ippolito, MD

    Family Practice
    Distance: 11.21 mi
    1900 Mowry Ave Ste 301
    Fremont, CA 94538
  • Brian Badduke, MD 50 Points

    Brian Badduke, MD

    Distance: 11.21 mi
    39141 Civic Center Drive
    Fremont, CA 94538

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