General practitioners are medical doctors who have a broad field of medical issues that they treat. They are also known as family doctors. They are usually the doctor a person goes to when they have a medical problem that is not an emergency. As a result they usually have many patients and they provide very versatile service.
General Practitioner Tasks
Refer patients to specialists when necessary.
Treat a wide variety of common health problems, concentrating on primary health care for the entire family.