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Find a general practitioner in Silver Spring, 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: 19.39 mi
    2201 Cooperative Way
    Herndon, VA 20170
    500 Points


    Smart Medical & Rehab Therapy
    SUITE 500
    Silver Spring, MD 20908
  • Richard Delaney, MD 120 Points

    Richard Delaney, MD

    3929 Ferrara Dr
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • John Glancy III, MD 120 Points

    John Glancy III, MD

    1731 Briggs Chaney Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20905
  • Leslie Altstatt, MD 100 Points

    Leslie Altstatt, MD

    10604 Lombardy Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Byoung-Kie Lee, MD 100 Points

    Byoung-Kie Lee, MD

    13000 Georgia Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Truong Hoang, MD 100 Points

    Truong Hoang, MD

    Maxim Clinic
    636 University Blvd E
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Kim Pang, MD 100 Points

    Kim Pang, MD

    12113 New Hampshire Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • Dam Vo, MD 100 Points

    Dam Vo, MD

    591 University Blvd E
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • 10 Points

    Patience A Williams Md Llc Child & Adolescent Center

    11120 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • Jean W Pribadi, MD 10 Points

    Jean W Pribadi, MD

    1000 NOYES DR
  • Carter Ernest MD

    8807 Colesville Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Judith E Dixon, MD

    Judith E Dixon, MD

    8401 COLESVILLE RD STE 310
  • Kolodner George F MD

    1003 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Metcalf Randy K Md

    7600 Carroll Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20912
  • Perman Gerald P MD

    1003 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Silver Spring Medical Ctr

    8121 Georgia Ave Ste 2089
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Sunrise at Home Assisted Living MD

    3701 International Drive
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Zeira Shelly Md

    10301 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Phuong Nguyen, MD 60 Points

    Phuong Nguyen, MD

    Distance: 1.33 mi
    7676 New Hampshire Ave Ste 319
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Marquez Jaime Md

    Distance: 1.33 mi
    7610 Carroll Avenue
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Scott Shapiro 200 Points

    Scott Shapiro

    Dr. Scott Shapiro, MD, PhD
    Distance: 3.02 mi
    5530 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 527
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Lila McConnell 100 Points

    Lila McConnell

    Dr. Lila T. McConnell, MD
    Distance: 3.02 mi
    5530 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1445
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Richard Halford, MD 100 Points

    Richard Halford, MD

    Distance: 3.02 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1210
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Colette Scheurer, MD 100 Points

    Colette Scheurer, MD

    Distance: 3.02 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 825
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Sonia Hodge, MD

    Sonia Hodge, MD

    Distance: 3.02 mi
    4620 N Park Ave Apt 1502w
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Irving Mizus 250 Points

    Irving Mizus

    Dr. Irving Mizus, MD, FCCP
    Distance: 3.62 mi
    10605 Concord St
    Ste 500
    Kensington, MD 20895

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