Ultimately, an outstanding GeneralPractitioner will be cognizant of the ways in which mental healthinfluences physical well-being, and will suggest appropriatereferrals if necessary.
Inspecting and updatingpatients’ charts.
Diagnosing commonailments such as colds, flu, and diabetes.
Administering medication topically, orally, and viaintravenous or intramuscular injections.
Prescribing apt medications and lifestylealterations.
Collecting fluid and tissue samplesand sending these to laboratories for further testing.
Referring patients to specialists for further testing andtreatment, if needed.
Creating and issuinginvoices to private clients.
Submitting claimson behalf of patients who have health insurance.
Anticipating and responding to patients’wellness-related questions and concerns.
Successful completionof a 3-year residency training program.