1. Who is General Physician?
A general physician (GP) is a medical doctor who specializes in non-surgical healthcare to adults. A general physician treats many diseases that affect the body, whose primary treatment does not require surgery. General physicians treat all conditions related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, haematological, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Some GPs can specialize in any one of the systems listed above.
2. What are the education qualifications for a General Physician?
General physicians are also referred to as primary care physicians. A general physician needs to complete a medical residency for primary care practice after graduating from medical school. The pre-requisites for residency are a bachelor’s degree based on sciences, minimum GPA, medical school, and basic medical training. The candidate should be committed to spend 3 years in residency.
3. For which symptoms should one consult a General Physician?
A general physician is usually the primary contact for any health issue. A general physician treats you for cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle-bone, neurological, gastrointestinal, and endocrine related health issues that can be treated without surgical intervention. So, if you have any symptoms related to any of these systems, you can consult a general physician.
4. Do General Physicians provide home consultations?
General physicians or practitioners provide routine healthcare like physical examinations and immunizations, and treat a host of medical conditions. They usually have regular, ongoing, long-term patients and provide medical care to patients of different age groups. Providing home consultations is a choice that the general practitioner has to make. General check-ups or routine examinations may be provided at home.
5. Can a General Physician perform surgery?
No, a general physician mainly provides non-surgical treatment for a number of health conditions, illnesses, and injuries. A general surgeon and not a general physician performs surgeries. General physicians specialize in primary care and build long-term relationships with the patients. The treatment provided by physicians revolves around basic medication, physical therapy, and other non-surgical techniques to treat various conditions
A General Physician, also called a General Practitioner (GP) investigates and cures chronic and acute ailments and provides information regarding your overall health and preventive measures that need to be adopted. They deal with patients of any age and sex as well as with varying levels of complications.
Most of the medical practitioners recommend consultation with a General Physician at regular intervals as a preventive measure from developing new health complications and to avoid unnecessary delay in any particular treatment. Apart from these, they are the most reliable source to get more information about individual self-care and effective medical care during any specific medical condition. They also provide physical examinations and routine immunisations as a protection against changing environmental conditions.
On the basis of types of medical education there are five types of primary care providers. Family medicine doctors are certified to take care of the health problems of people of all ages and sex including infants. Internal medicine doctors or Internists are trained to take care of internal and external organs of an adult body of age 14 and up. Gynaecologists have a sound understanding of the overall well being of a female body. Geriatricians are specially qualified doctors who address various issues regarding aging while Paediatricians provide the best care to children.
A General Physician with experience of 10 years or more can charge about Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- depending on the location of the clinic in the city of Delhi. Consultation fees for a Diabetic checkup may cost up to Rs.1,000/-. In cases of special treatments like Measles or Chicken Pox, the charges can be approximately Rs.400 – Rs.700. Medical consultation to cure normal cold and fever can cost around Rs.500 for adults and children.
General Physicians in Delhi offer treatments for:
Malaria: It is spread by female Anopheles mosquito and causes high fever, headache, nausea and body weakness.
A cough and cold: A common health issue during winter in Delhi, it may lead to severe tuberculosis and bronchitis if a General Physician is not consulted on time.
Chicken Pox: It is a contagious disease which is treated by a GP.
Influenza. It is an airborne disease and can spread through sneezing and coughing. An infant needs to take immunizations as per Paediatrician’s recommendations.
Irregular bowel movement which causes cramping, constipation and diarrhoea requires timely intervention.
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