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  • Herschel Dean, MD 360 Points

    Greenwell Medical Clinic
    9985 Greenwell Springs Rd
    Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • Douglas Davidson, DO, MD 130 Points

    8676 Goodwood Blvd Ste 20
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Yuruk Iyriboz, MD 110 Points

    Aim Medical
    8742 Goodwood Blvd, Ambulatory Industrial Med
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • William Cherry, MD 110 Points

    Metropolitan Health Group
    4550 North Blvd Ste 100
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Jere Melilli, MD 100 Points

    Family Clinic
    7386 Highland Rd
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Elizabeth Gallegos, MD 100 Points

    5000 Hennessy Blvd, Reg Med Ctr Nuc Med Dept
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Jeffrey Gimble, MD 100 Points

    6400 Perkins Rd, Pennington Biomed Res Ctr
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Prentiss Smith, MD 100 Points

    Health System Inc
    8108 Picardy Ave
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Lynn Hickman, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 98501
    Baton Rouge, LA 70884
  • Richard Lauve, MD 100 Points

    5555 Hilton Ave Ste 205
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Gary Brandt, MD 100 Points

    Medical Center Of Baton Rouge
    18936 Lake Harbour Ave
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Glenn Anderson, MD 100 Points

    Neuromedical Center
    7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 10000
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Terence Beven, MD 100 Points

    Nuclear Medicine Associates
    5000 Hennessy Blvd, Nuclear Medicine Assoc
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Luke Bujenovic, MD 100 Points

    Nuclear Medicine Associates
    8241 Summa Ave Ste D
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • James Greer Jr, MD 100 Points

    Ochsner Clinic Baton Rouge
    2345 Oneal Ln
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Charles Lee, MD 100 Points

    Sherwood Forest Medical Ctr
    11548 Old Hammond Hwy
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • James Sylvester, MD 100 Points

    5000 Hennessy Blvd, Our Lady Of The Lk Reg Mc
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Efren Tanjutco, MD 100 Points

    216 S Foster Dr
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Jon Schellack, MD 100 Points

    Vascular Surgery Assoc
    5329 Didesse Dr
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Mark Freeman, MD 50 Points

    5825 Airline Hwy
    Baton Rouge, LA 70805
  • 10 Points

    8415 Goodwood Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Mark Edwards, MD 10 Points

    12525 Perkins Rd
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • 10 Points

    7698 Goodwood Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Howard Gidden, MD 10 Points

    Gidden Medical Clinic - 28
    3907 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • 7777 Hennessy Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 10101 Park Rowe Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • 10101 Park Rowe Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • 5422 Dijon Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 5422 Dijon Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 10101 Park Rowe Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • 5422 Dijon Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 10101 Park Rowe Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • 7373 Perkins Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 12525 Perkins Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • 3600 Florida Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • 7777 Hennessy Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 7373 Perkins Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 9422 Scotland Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • 5422 Dijon Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 7698 Goodwood Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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