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  • Thomas Friddell, MD 110 Points

    Summit Medical Assoc
    2817 Lebanon Pike
    Nashville, TN 37214
  • Barry Beck, MD 100 Points

    5802 Nolensville Pike Ste 103
    Nashville, TN 37211
  • Gardner Dixon, MD 100 Points

    707 Youngs Ln
    Nashville, TN 37207
  • John Thompson 100 Points

    Dr. John G. Thompson Jr., MD
    4230 Harding Road
    Suite 605 E
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Ernest Johnson, MD 100 Points

    3803 N Hydes Ferry Rd
    Nashville, TN 37218
  • Glynis Sacks, MD 100 Points

    Medical Plaza Diagnostic Ctr
    210 25th Ave N Ste 602
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Sarina Fordice, MD 100 Points

    Radiology Alliance
    210 25th Ave N Ste 602
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Stephanie Pei Yen, MD 100 Points

    Tennessee Oncology Imaging Ctr
    313 Main St
    Nashville, TN 37213
  • 100 Points

    2400 Patterson Street
    Suite 400
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Raymond Turek, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 24630
    Nashville, TN 37202
  • Jeffrey Carter, MD 90 Points

    324 22nd Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Samuel McKenna, MD 50 Points

    1623 The Vanderbilt Clnc
    Nashville, TN 37232
  • Clifton Meador, MD 50 Points

    3319 W End Ave Ste 950
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • David Robertson, MD 50 Points

    Vanderbilt Univ, Clinical Res Ctr
    Nashville, TN 37240
  • 20 Points

    3939 Central Park
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 10 Points

    Vanderbilt Burn Clin
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 10 Points

    610 Gallatin Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37206
  • 5819 Old Harding Road
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Vanderbilt Universit
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 600 Medical Park Drive
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 5819 Old Harding Road
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • 1501 Herman Street
    Nashville, TN 37208
  • 476 Harding Place
    Nashville, TN 37211
  • 905 Main Street
    Nashville, TN 37206
  • Vanderbilt Universit
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • Vanderbilt Children
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 5819 Old Harding Road
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Veterans Adm Hospita
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 5819 Old Harding Road
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • 1017 Edwin Warner Drive
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • Vanderbilt Childrens
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 201 Vamc
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 121 21st Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • 1916 Patterson Street Ofc
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Vanderbilt Ingram Ca
    Nashville, TN 37201
  • 4126 Nolensville Pike
    Nashville, TN 37211
  • 1114 Gallatin Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37206

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