general practitioner

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a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses

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Methods: An anonymous, randomized, national survey and 1-week response prompt with 1-month follow-up mailing as necessary were distributed to nationwide samples of board-certified American family practitioners and psychiatrists.
Examples are a general surgeon choosing to do "just a bit" of plastic surgery, a family practitioner who attempts management of a complex cardiac rhythm disturbance, or an orthopedist undertaking a vertebral operation that requires neurosurgical expertise.
When family practitioners get sued, it's often because they fail to make a timely diagnosis.
Despite this caution, antibiotics remain the treatment of choice for pediatricians and family practitioners facing a child in pain and anxious parents.
which has two family practitioners and a nurse practitioner
Short of wanting to do surgery, why would anybody go to medical school to be a family practitioner or a primary care internist or a pediatrician or even an OB/GYN?
She has expertise in the use of the machine that I don't,'' said Julio Vasquez, a family practitioner in Northridge.
Spasoje Neskovic, a family practitioner in Glendale, has used the service for about a year.
A family practitioner referral is usually given to the director of the elderly center, who supplies services according to need and availability of resources.
Kenneth Murray, a family practitioner in North Hollywood, said he waits six months to a year before prescribing new nonbreakthrough medications to his patients.
Only 50 years and 50 new specialties later, the general practitioner, now called family practitioner or general internist and trained for three or more years past the MD or DO, is thought to be able to do nothing well and is compensated accordingly.
With a projected February 2002 opening date, the facility, while designed to accommodate five doctors, will feature a pediatrician, an internist and a family practitioner when doors open.
Many gynecologists maintain that they are PCPs, although they do not provide the range of services that a family practitioner provides.
The family practitioner was originally charged in January in connection with the alleged assaults in Los Angeles, and was scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on the charges next week, Katz said.
VALENCIA - A family practitioner at the Facey Medical Center in Valencia was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two middle-age female patients, officials said.
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