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Find a general practitioner in Bethesda, MD 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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  • Stephanie Waggel, MD
    570 Points
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    Stephanie Waggel, MD

    Improve Life PLLC
    Distance: 15.37 mi
    2201 Cooperative Way
    Herndon, VA 20170
  • Alan Sheff 250 Points

    Alan Sheff

    Dr. Alan R. Sheff, MD
    10215 Fernwood Road
    Suite 50
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Polly Steinberg, MD 110 Points

    Polly Steinberg, MD

    4811 A St Elmo Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Robert Adelstein, MD 100 Points

    Robert Adelstein, MD

    Blg 10, 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Richard Bakalar, MD 100 Points

    Richard Bakalar, MD

    Attn: Credential Office, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20889
  • Ilana Bar Levav, MD 100 Points

    Ilana Bar Levav, MD

    Bar-Levav Fogel & Assoc
    7920 Old Georgetown Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Thomas McNamara 100 Points

    Thomas McNamara

    Dr. Thomas J. McNamara, MD
    10215 Fernwood Road
    Suite 50
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Katherine Grundmann, MD 100 Points

    Katherine Grundmann, MD

    9115 McDonald Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Frederick Hambrecht, MD 100 Points

    Frederick Hambrecht, MD

    Nat Institutes Of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • J Mushinski, MD 100 Points

    J Mushinski, MD

    Nih Bldg 37 Ste 2B26
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Joseph Fraumeni, MD 100 Points

    Joseph Fraumeni, MD

    National Cancer Institute
    6120 Executive Blvd Rm 8070 Ntl Cancer Inst
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Jorge Carrasquillo, MD 100 Points

    Jorge Carrasquillo, MD

    National Institutes Of Health
    9000 Rockville Pike Ste 10
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Ronald Neumann, MD 100 Points

    Ronald Neumann, MD

    9000 Rockville Pike Bldg 10
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Roscoe Brady, MD 100 Points

    Roscoe Brady, MD

    Msc 12600 Bldg 10, 10 Center Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Muhamad Rifai, MD 100 Points

    Muhamad Rifai, MD

    Nat Inst Of Mental Health, 103N240
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Dean Rodman, MD 100 Points

    Dean Rodman, MD

    4930 Del Ray Ave Ste 601
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • James Shelton, MD 100 Points

    James Shelton, MD

    5512 Westbard Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Norman Rich, MD 100 Points

    Norman Rich, MD

    Uniformed Services University
    4301 Jones Bridge Rd, #Surg
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Steven Hirsch, MD 100 Points

    Steven Hirsch, MD

    Woodmont Psychiatric Grp
    7910 Woodmont Ave Ste 1300
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • John Paszek, MD 50 Points

    John Paszek, MD

    8901 Wisconsin Ave Dept Anesth-Natl Naval Med
    Bethesda, MD 20889
  • Ryszard Pluta, MD 50 Points

    Ryszard Pluta, MD

    10 Center Drive Bldg 10 Room 5D37
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • Colleen Powers, DO 50 Points

    Colleen Powers, DO

    Attn: Credential Office, 8901 Wisconsin Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20889
  • Ricardo Riegodedios, MD 50 Points

    Ricardo Riegodedios, MD

    Nnmc, 8901 Wisconsin Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20889
  • Berny Kreutz, MD 10 Points

    Berny Kreutz, MD

    4215 Fernwood Rd Ste 300
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Fink Kathleen MD

    6410 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Freitag David S Md

    6410 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Holden David Md Faccp

    10215 Fernwood Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Kilgore Elizabeth MD

    6410 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Klein Pavel Md

    6410 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Barry Mendelsohn, MD

    Barry Mendelsohn, MD

    4401 E West Hwy Ste 201
    Bethesda, MD 20814

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