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.