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What is a typical day in the life of family physicians?

What is a typical day in the life of family physicians?

It varies: While I am not a family physician, i know that most doctors, in general, work more than 40 hrs per week. In addition, most doctors have to "take call, " for stuff which occurs after hours. I might say that dermotologists may have the best lifestyles among most physicians. I think most family practioners have an office based practice. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Debora McClary
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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, ...Read more


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Are family physicians be trained in complimentary or alternative medicine?

Are family physicians be trained in complimentary or alternative medicine?

Mostly not.: The definition of complimentary and alternative medicine is slippery.I am a D.O., doctor of osteopathic medicine, and many M.D.'s consider my practice of manipulation, and philosophy of body self healing to be apocryphal(not accepted).I adhere to evidence based medicine as much as any dr.-but even the evidence isn't that firm.We learn more even day.Gsk told use Paxil (paroxetine) was safe in kids, not. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Yes they do: Family physicians are trained to check, diagnose and treat functions of all vital organs.If there are any complicated cases they will refer the patient to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a family physicians working conditions.

Can you tell me a family physicians working conditions.

Highly variable: Some work only in office with receptionist, med tech; some have nurse(s); some have nurse practitioner or physician's assistant; many also see patients in hospital &/or nursing homes. Depending on complexity of cases, docs may see between 15 - 50 or more pts a day. Some do minor procedures like removing skin lesions. Many do female pelvic exams & general/sports/drivers physicals. More but no space. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more

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Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Not Necessarily: The basic requirements for family medicine training are uniform around the country and there is little required training on alternative treatments. However, specific training programs may provide more background and training in this area. ...Read more

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What is the role of family physicians after health care reform passed?

What is the role  of family physicians after health care reform passed?

Family physicians: Family physicians in my opinion are the cornerstone to you health. In the healthcare reform they will have a greater role. However, keep in mind there will definitely be a shortage of doctors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a primary care physicians and a family physicians?

Family physician is : A type of primary care doc. Could also b a pediatrician, a general internist or an ob. ...Read more

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Do people go to the cleveland clinic for "regular' things like they would go to a primary / family physicians?

Absolutely: The physicians at the Cleveland Clinic have a very large integrated Family medicine program, and Internal medicine program. If you live in Cleveland, sometimes you may be able to get an appointment on the same day as long as you call before noon. ...Read more

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Do family physicians treat infants too?

Do  family physicians treat infants too?

Family docs: May be board certified and trained, and know how all of the body systems and organs work. They almost always know their limitations and when to ask for consults from specialists. They also know when to send to a peditrician. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Rectal diseases are medical conditions that affect the rectum, which is the final part of the ...Read more