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Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
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In brief: Minor only

Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton.
Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant with a surgeon.Since malpractic insurance is very high even as assitant, very few fp still do assistant in surgery anymore.

In brief: Minor only

Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton.
Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant with a surgeon.Since malpractic insurance is very high even as assitant, very few fp still do assistant in surgery anymore.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family physicians usually (but not always) have their primary practice in the outpatient setting. They do minor surgeries there, like skin biopsies, toenail surgeries, and suturing.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Family physicians are trained in outpatient surgical procedures and many regularly perform lots of outpatient surgeries.
Some family physicians also are trained in and perform cesarean sections. In more rural areas, family physicians used to perform appendectomies but this is very rare today. Minor surgeries are in the scope of practice for family physicians.

In brief: Yes

Family physicians are trained in outpatient surgical procedures and many regularly perform lots of outpatient surgeries.
Some family physicians also are trained in and perform cesarean sections. In more rural areas, family physicians used to perform appendectomies but this is very rare today. Minor surgeries are in the scope of practice for family physicians.
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Cowboys

There once was a time before .
..Residency programs would prepare fp's to do appys and lap chol and c sec for those wanting to practice m rural areas or even missionary type medicine. Are those still in existence? I remember when interviewing in 1995 we would call these the cowboy programs. It took a special breed of fp to embark on this journey.

In brief: Cowboys

There once was a time before .
..Residency programs would prepare fp's to do appys and lap chol and c sec for those wanting to practice m rural areas or even missionary type medicine. Are those still in existence? I remember when interviewing in 1995 we would call these the cowboy programs. It took a special breed of fp to embark on this journey.
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