The average salary for a Physician / Doctor, General Practice in South Africa is R506,848.
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, General Practice
The main task of a general practitioner, or general physician, is to diagnose and assist patients with routine checkups and examinations. A general physician is the first person whom patients will see when an illness or ailment is troubling them. Therefore, a physician must be able to complete a number of tasks, including collecting, recording, and maintaining patient information such as medical histories, reports, and examination results. He or she must be able to explain procedures and discuss…Read more
Physician / Doctor, General Practice Tasks
- Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
- Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
- Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
- Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
- Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
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Popular Skills for Physician / Doctor, General Practice
Medicine / Surgery
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Skills in Family Practice, Medicine / Surgery and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internal Medicine and General Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, General Practice
An entry-level Physician / Doctor, General Practice with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R410,516 based on 18 salaries. An early career Physician / Doctor, General Practice with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R451,675 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Physician / Doctor, General Practice with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R524,847 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, General Practice with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R700,000 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R1,012,756.
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