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Carencro (15.08 mi)
Ville Platte (15.54 mi)

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70570 (21) (0.22 mi)
70551 (1) (7.53 mi)
70577 (1) (7.81 mi)
70584 (9) (8.48 mi)
70520 (3) (14.47 mi)
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  • Loyd Boulet Jr, MD 100 Points

    8676 Highway 182
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 10 Points

    2949 South Union Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 4049 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3975 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3975 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3975 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3975 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 1270 Attakapas Drive
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 1270 Attakapas Drive
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 528 East Vine Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 828 Creswell Lane
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 187 Ventre Boulevard
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 204 West North Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3921 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3975 I 49 S Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • SHAWANNA GUILLORY

    SHAWANNA GUILLORY
    816 Creswell Lane
    Opelousas, LA 70570
  • Distance: 7.53 mi
    1233 Wayne Gilmore Drive
    Leonville, LA 70551
  • Lynn M Guidry, MD

    Distance: 7.81 mi
    17695 HIGHWAY 190
    PORT BARRE, LA 70577
  • John Dugal, MD 110 Points

    Sunset Medical Clinic
    Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Ave, Sunset Medical Clinic
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Johnny Fruge, MD 100 Points

    Sunset Medical Clinic
    Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Ave
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • Distance: 8.48 mi
    990 Napoleon Avenue
    Sunset, LA 70584
  • James Clause, MD 120 Points

    Family Physicians' Quick Care
    Distance: 15.08 mi
    PO Box 190
    Carencro, LA 70520
  • Lynn M Guidry, MD

    Distance: 15.08 mi
    206 E SAINT PETER ST
    CARENCRO, LA 70520
  • Distance: 15.08 mi
    208 North Church Street
    Carencro, LA 70520
  • Henry Dupre, MD 100 Points

    Dupre Medical Clinic
    Distance: 15.55 mi
    1008 W Main St
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Thomas Soileau, MD 100 Points

    Evangeline Medical Group
    Distance: 15.55 mi
    PO Box 250
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Gordon Soileau, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 15.55 mi
    504 Jack Miller Rd Ste 2
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Adam Tassin Jr, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 15.55 mi
    PO Box 368
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Henry J Dupre, MD 10 Points

    Distance: 15.55 mi
    1008 W MAIN ST
    VILLE PLATTE, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    151 Hill Street
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    1013 West Lincoln Road
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    735 West Main Street
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Jose Dorta, M.D.

    Distance: 15.55 mi
    421 Jack Miller Rd
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    4940 Vidrine Road
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    1535 West Main Street Suite 6
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    735 West Main Street
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    735 West Main Street
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    4940 Vidrine Road
    Ville Platte, LA 70586
  • Distance: 15.55 mi
    735 West Main Street
    Ville Platte, LA 70586

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