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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 many hours a week do most general practitioners work?

How many hours a week do most general practitioners work?

80: I work 80 hrs a week. Solo practice and per diem urgent care physician keeps me busy. ...Read more

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Do general practitioners have to have knowledge about everything?

Do general practitioners have to have knowledge about everything?

Mostly: A general practitioner is different from a family practitioner and and internist. Gp's usually do only 1 year of internship. Since gp's, fp's and im's usually see almost all problems first most of them have a very broad base of knowledge. I dont think anybody can know everything. ...Read more

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What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

What can general practitioners do for pneumonia?

Treat you: A general pacticioner should be able to treat you competently&d appropriately for a penumonia either as an outpatient or as an inpatient. Should he or she feel uncomfortable, they most assuredly will seek consultaiton from someone in a specialty field to help them further treat you. I would feel confident with a generalist physician treating this condition. Ask questions or seek other opinions. ...Read more

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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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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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Can general practitioners help with gum recession?

Can general practitioners help with gum recession?

Yes but limited: Receeding gum lines is usually due to poor gum health. This occurs from plaque and tartar building up on the tooth at the gum line causing an inflammatory response (gingivitis). Primary care physicians generally leave this to their dental colleagues, but can recommend good oral health, including daily flossing. Some may also prescribe an oral rinse (periodex) to help. See your dentist regularly. ...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 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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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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