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  • Gregory O'Shanick, MD 380 Points

    Center For Neurorehabilitation
    10710 Midlothian Turnpike Suite 125
    Richmond, VA 23235
  • Charles Brehmer, MD 140 Points

    909 Hioaks Rd Ste J
    Richmond, VA 23225
  • Michael Sheehan, MD 110 Points

    Chickahominy Family Practice
    4620 S Laburnum Ave
    Richmond, VA 23231
  • Michael Weaver, MD 110 Points

    Mcv Physicians
    PO Box 980109, Div Of Addiction Med
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Russell Briere, MD 100 Points

    7101 Jahnke Rd, Nuclear Med Chippenham
    Richmond, VA 23225
  • Inja Chang, MD 100 Points

    Charles City Medical Grp Inc
    1606 Hull St
    Richmond, VA 23224
  • Jacob Neufeld, MD 100 Points

    Children'S Hospital
    2924 Brook Rd
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • Chang Ha, MD 100 Points

    Mc Guire Veterans Hospital
    1200 E Broad St Ste 980519
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Malcolm Robert Bullock, MD 100 Points

    Mcv Hospital
    1605 Rhoadmiller St
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • James Tatum, MD 100 Points

    Medical College-VA
    PO Box 980001
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Herman Ellis, MD 100 Points

    Meharry Medical College
    1008 E Clay St
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Robert Duley, MD 100 Points

    Primary Health Group
    110 N Robinson St Ste 101
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • Steven Mohlie, MD 100 Points

    Richmond Healthcare Group
    9881 Mayland Dr
    Richmond, VA 23233
  • Karl Roth, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 980239
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Sidney Schnoll, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 980109
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • Melvin Fratkin, MD 100 Points

    Vcu Dept Of Radiology
    PO Box 980481
    Richmond, VA 23298
  • John Weaver, MD 100 Points

    PO Box 26448
    Richmond, VA 23261
  • STEVEN W MELHORN, DO 60 Points

    Melhorn & Melhorn Inc
    1504 SANTA ROSA ROAD, SUITE 103
    RICHMOND, VA 23229
  • Frederick Melhorn, DO 50 Points

    Melhorn & Melhorn Inc
    2004 Bremo Rd Ste 201
    Richmond, VA 23226
  • Michael S Bick, MD 10 Points

    5855 BREMO RD STE 407
    RICHMOND, VA 23226
  • 10 Points

    6439 Iron Bridge Road
    Richmond, VA 23234
  • 2924 Brook Road
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • McV Hospital Ambulat
    Richmond, VA 23219
  • Medical College Of V
    Richmond, VA 23173
  • 5801 Bremo Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
  • 2924 Brook Road
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • 6439 Iron Bridge Road
    Richmond, VA 23234
  • 1401 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
  • 2031 Monument Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • 1401 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
  • 5801 Bremo Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
  • 2924 Brook Road
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • 1401 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
  • 5801 Bremo Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
  • 2924 Brook Road
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • 1401 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
  • 681 Hioaks Road
    Richmond, VA 23225
  • Medical College Of V
    Richmond, VA 23173
  • Medical College Of V
    Richmond, VA 23173
  • Steven Melhorn

    5855 Bremo Rd Ste 410
    Richmond, VA 23226
  • Medical College Of V
    Richmond, VA 23173
  • 2924 Brook Road
    Richmond, VA 23220
  • Raleigh C Powell, MD

    12 N THOMPSON ST
    RICHMOND, VA 23221
  • 3701 A Boulevard
    Richmond, VA 23220

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