Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
Board Certified Family Physician, Doctor, Family Medicine Physician, Family Physician, Family Practice Medical Doctor (FP MD), Family Practice Physician (FP Physician), Family Practitioner, Medical Doctor (MD), Medical Staff Physician, Physician, Primary Care Physician
Employment of Family and General Practitioners is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.
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