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Find a general practitioner in Rockville, 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: 14.81 mi
    2201 Cooperative Way
    Herndon, VA 20170
  • Rochelle Hackley, D.D.S.
    430 Points

    Rochelle Hackley, D.D.S.

    12230 Rockville Pike
    Suite 200-B
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Wilhelmina Camina, MD 130 Points

    Wilhelmina Camina, MD

    4912 Adrian St
    Rockville, MD 20853
  • Vijay Varma, MD 120 Points

    Vijay Varma, MD

    Shady Grove Radiology
    9850 Key West Ave, Shady Grove Radiology
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Mary Andrich, MD 100 Points

    Mary Andrich, MD

    1401 Rockville Pike, Fda/Hfm-664
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Salvatore Fiscina, MD 100 Points

    Salvatore Fiscina, MD

    2 Loganwood Ct
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Faramarz Mokhtari, MD 100 Points

    Faramarz Mokhtari, MD

    11500 Old Georgetown Rd
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • David Wember, MD

    David Wember, MD

    David G. Wember MD
    26 Guy Court
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Earl McLeod, MD -10 Points

    Earl McLeod, MD

    966 Hungerford Dr
    Suite 24
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Rajasingham Shusila MD

    15005 Shady Grove Road
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Sly R Michael MD

    14804 Physicians Lane
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Wong H Y Md

    751 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Christian Haudenschild, MD 100 Points

    Christian Haudenschild, MD

    Distance: 2.35 mi
    15601 Crabbs Branch Way
    Derwood, MD 20855
  • Frauke Westphal, MD 100 Points

    Frauke Westphal, MD

    Rockville Internal Medicine
    Distance: 5.45 mi
    1201 Seven Locks Rd Ste 111
    Potomac, MD 20854
  • Irving Mizus 250 Points

    Irving Mizus

    Dr. Irving Mizus, MD, FCCP
    Distance: 5.75 mi
    10605 Concord St
    Ste 500
    Kensington, MD 20895
  • Pion Sidney J MD

    Distance: 6.63 mi
    18101 Prince Philip Drive
    Olney, MD 20832
  • Alan Sheff 250 Points

    Alan Sheff

    Dr. Alan R. Sheff, MD
    Distance: 7.67 mi
    10215 Fernwood Road
    Suite 50
    Bethesda, MD 20817

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