General practitioner (GP) consultation
A general practitioner is a family specialist who treats all family members. The specialist also consults the family in various fields of medicine, studies medical history, diagnoses diseases and deals with their prevention and treatment.
A general practitioner can be compared to a general practitioner, but the GP has a broader range of knowledge and capabilities. The general practitioner provides preventive, curative and rehabilitative assistance to both adults and children. He consults the family in all areas of medicine, and if he is faced with a severe disease requiring a unique approach, he resorts to the help of highly specialized doctors.
The responsibilities of the general practitioner include making a diagnosis based on the results of the examination, collecting anamnesis and laboratory data. Based on the patient’s well-being, the doctor may prescribe an additional examination and thereby adjust the treatment plan.
Cases when consultation with a general practitioner is necessary:
- Cough, runny nose;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Fast fatigability;
- Chronic fatigue;
- Chills, fever;
- Muscle pain, joint aches;
- Loss of appetite;
- Incessant pain in a specific part of the body;
- Dry mouth;
- Skin rash;
- Reaction to vaccinations.
The benefits of family medicine
Having a family doctor is very convenient and beneficial. Firstly, it will allow you to avoid unnecessary examinations and consultations of specialized specialists. This happens when a patient tries to determine what needs to be treated independently, so he goes to narrow specialists. This leads to the fact that we begin to treat something completely different, forgetting about the underlying disease. The GP, knowing narrow medical specialities, will help determine in which area the problem has arisen and prescribed the necessary treatment and procedures.
Secondly, the doctor, who has been observing the family for a long time, studies well the characteristics of the organism of each family member, which makes it possible to identify the disease in the early stages of its development and to begin timely treatment.
Suppose you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, asthma, or COPD. In that case, our Gp practice therapists offer specialist clinics to help you manage your condition and stay well.