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Dr. William Singer
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General Practitioners (Overview)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may have more specific meanings.


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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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General Practitioners (Overview)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may have more specific meanings.


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How are holistic health practitioners different than regular practitioners?

How are holistic health practitioners different than regular practitioners?

Address whole person: Holistic practitioners treat the whole person: mind, body & spirit in the context of their environment. They search for the underlying causes of illness, and pay attention to the role of diet, lifestyle and mind-body interactions. They tend to use nutrition, herbs and other natural therapies in conjunction with standard treatments. See http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&contentid=2. ...Read more

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Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Variety: Most doctors, including myself, who practice internal medicine enjoy the variety of patients and diagnoses. Family physicians expand even further including pediatrics and sometimes gynecology. ...Read more

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What dental procedures can general practitioners do?

What dental procedures can general practitioners do?

Dentist: My recommendation is for you to get most dental procedures performed at a dentist. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with some emphasis on outpatient. ...Read more

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What are general practition doctors?

What are general practition doctors?

Doctors who . . .: Have not taken additional specialized training after receiving their medical degree. General practitioners or family practitioners are what most of our grandparents saw for their various illnesses and even minor surgical ailments decades ago. But now each area of medicine has specialty training; even family practice is a specialty that has a post-md residency, tests, and board certification. ...Read more

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Are general practitioners a dying breed of specialists?

Are general practitioners a dying breed of specialists?

Their Numbers Fall: Traditionally a general practitioner (gp)is a physician who completes 4 years of undergraduate study, 4 years of medical school and finally a one year internship. Then the physician must pass a comprehensive exam before receiving a medical license. Today we see many more physicians opting to complete three year programs in family and internal medicine. The end result, fewer and fewer gp's. ...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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Will general practitioners help in healing mccradle's disease?

Will general practitioners help in healing mccradle's disease?

Yes: General or family physicians can assist you in caring for mcardle's disease in conjunction with a genetic specialist. Unfortunately this is a genetic disease with no known cure at this time. So treatment would be in managing the symptoms and complications as well as preventing the complications as much as possible. Of course these patients also get other problems that are assisted by gp's. ...Read more

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Can dentists practice general dentistry while pursuing a specialty like orthodontics?

Sure: If you have successfully passed the boards and have a license in your locality, you can practice according to those documents. Having time to do so while in a full time graduate program is another issue, however. ...Read more

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Could general practitioners prescribe Accutane in canada?

Don't know if: any of the US based doctors that write for Healthtap know this answer. If you Dr is a GP it is a fair question to ask. ...Read more

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Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more

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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more

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Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

They are able to.: General practitioners are able to write prescriptions for antidepressants but in my experience, g.P.'s are not always aware of the nuances of side effects, interactions with other meds, different kinds of antidepressants, detailed educational information for you and family. Do they have access to a psychiatrist for consultation? If they have experience with these meds and the condition, fine. ...Read more

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How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia blocks transmission of local nerves and nerve endings with local anesthetics applied locally. General anesthesia is systemic, introduced intravenously or by inhalation. ...Read more

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Are general surgeons able to practice cosmetic surgeries (liposuction, etc.)?

Are general surgeons able to practice cosmetic surgeries (liposuction, etc.)?

Yes, but...: I agree with dr whitfield in that the general surgery residency process does not include formal instruction about cosmetic procedures. The plastic surgery residency requires 2-3 additional years of training beyond general surgery. With extensive training and experience, one can master skills that were not included in residency but in general, one is usually best served by those certified by abps. ...Read more

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Do general practitioners know about mccradle's disease?

Do general practitioners know about mccradle's disease?

Some do.: Is there a question of trust? Not every physician knows everythiing about anything! a generalist is just that, a generalist. Each generalist has areas of expertise and general knowledge but may not know about specific this such as mcardles's disease. This may be best evaluated, treated and followed by a neurologist. However, trust your pcp and have a good working relationshi;p with him/her! ...Read more

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Are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified to prescribe psychiatric medications?

Are  emergency room and general practice doctors qualified to prescribe psychiatric medications?

Variable training: Any licensed physician may prescribe psychiatric medications -- but training and experience in diagnosing, selecting medications for specific patients, and managing side effects, varies. People often receive medicines initially from their pcp's, but if treatment gets difficult, they refer. Psychiatrists take 4-year residencies to develop expertise; many also do additional fellowship training. ...Read more

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Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

See below: General=asleep, regional=numb, local=skin. Once a patient has decided upon a surgery there is not usually a great choice for the anesthetic. In the or a patient may get a regional for knee surgery, but also gets enough anesthesia to put them asleep for the operation. There only preference is how the combinations are bound together to provide the best care for the patient.. ...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