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75115 (1) (3.29 mi)
75237 (3) (4.53 mi)
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Find a general practitioner in Desoto, TX 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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  • Sarah Kong, Dr. 530 Points
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    Dallas Dental Wellness
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    8222 Douglas Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75225
  • Ronald N. Skufca, DO 220 Points
    Verified by

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    5315 Ross Ave
    Dallas, TX 75206
  • Dominique  Dor, Executive Director
    620 Points

    SOTM Life Skills Center
    Distance: 5.41 mi
    549 W. Wheatland Road
    Duncanville, TX 75116
  • Frederic Simmons, DO 300 Points

    Distance: 5.41 mi
    630 W Wheatland Rd
    Duncanville, TX 75116
  • William Hamlin, DO 120 Points

    Distance: 5.41 mi
    222 S Cedar Ridge Dr
    Duncanville, TX 75116
  • Jane Baethe Sandusky, MD 100 Points

    Distance: 5.41 mi
    315 S Cockrell Hill Rd Ste 102
    Duncanville, TX 75116
  • Don Christiansen, DO 70 Points

    Doctors Clinic
    Distance: 5.41 mi
    222 S Cedar Ridge Dr
    Duncanville, TX 75116
  • Michael Williams, DO 70 Points

    Cedar Hill Medical Center
    Distance: 8.06 mi
    513 Strauss Road, Suite A
    Cedar Hill, TX 75104
  • Donald Vedral, DO 50 Points

    Cedar Hill Medical & Surgical
    Distance: 8.06 mi
    1121 N Joe Wilson Rd
    Cedar Hill, TX 75104
  • Robert Megna, DO 70 Points

    Distance: 10.95 mi
    207 W 5th St
    Ferris, TX 75125
  • Leonard Behr, MD 320 Points

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 600
    Dallas, TX 75231
  • Sonya Sorensen, DO 300 Points

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    502 W 10th St
    Dallas, TX 75208
  • Mark Heaver, DO 280 Points

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    2514 S Buckner Blvd
    Dallas, TX 75227
  • Robert Philips, MD 280 Points

    Our records indicate this provider is deceased.
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    Dallas, TX 75230
  • Martha Hardee 250 Points

    Dr. Martha L. Hardee, MD
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    8335 Walnut Hill Lane
    Suite 100
    Dallas, TX 75231
  • Paul Cary 250 Points

    Dr. Paul R. Cary, MD
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    8210 Walnut Hill Ln
    Professional Bldg 1 Suite 230
    Dallas, TX 75231
  • Howard Cohen, MD 110 Points

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    4514 Travis St Ste 218
    Dallas, TX 75205
  • Ricardo Rocha, MD 110 Points

    Fairmount Medical Rehab Clinic
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    3330 Douglas Ave
    Dallas, TX 75219
  • Robert Henry II, MD 110 Points

    Launey Medical & Surgical Clnc
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    9528 Webb Chapel Rd
    Dallas, TX 75220
  • Nghiem Ngo, MD 110 Points

    Distance: 11.32 mi
    135 W 10th St
    Dallas, TX 75208
  • Carlos Lugo, MD 110 Points

    Nuclear Medicine Assoc
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    5909 Harry Hines Blvd, Nuclear Med Assoc
    Dallas, TX 75235
  • Jay Harvey, DO 110 Points

    Texas Neurological Institute
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    7777 Forest Ln Ste B116
    Dallas, TX 75230
  • Theodore Simon, MD 100 Points

    Advanced Metabolic Imaging
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    13237 Montfort Dr Ste 812
    Dallas, TX 75240
  • Landis Griffeth, MD 100 Points

    American Radiology Assoc
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    3500 Gaston Ave
    Dallas, TX 75246
  • William Hamilton, MD 100 Points

    American Radiology Consultants Baylor University; American Radiology Consultants Pa; Texas Oncology Pa Texas Diagnostic Imaging
    Distance: 11.32 mi
    3500 Gaston Ave Dept Nm
    Dallas, TX 75246

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