General practitioners are most likely the first person that patients turn to for help and advice about their medical problems. A GP is a medical doctor who works under the supervision of a medical team and provides primary care to the general public. General doctors diagnose and treat patients with common illnesses, provide general health advice, and often act as the patient’s first point of contact for any problems they may have.
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General Practitioner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect the whole body. They are usually considered to be the most qualified doctors when it comes to general medicine. General Practitioners can work in a number of different settings, including hospitals, clinics, private practice, and government health services.
In some cases, they may also be able to offer diagnostic services such as X-rays and laboratory tests. General practitioners (GPs) are one of the most highly-valued and in-demand healthcare professionals.
With an aging population, new medical technologies and increasing expectations for quality healthcare, there are many opportunities for GPs to continue providing quality care into the future.
Many GP's opportunities exist in physician's offices or family/medical centers, private offices and hospitals. Many general practitioners will work in local and rural communities. There are also many opportunities for career growth leading to roles in a supervisor or medical directorship.