Family and general practitioners often provide the first point of contact for people seeking health care, by acting as the traditional family doctor. They assess and treat a wide range of conditions. Family and general practitioners typically have a base of regular, long-term patients. These doctors refer patients with more serious conditions to specialists or other health care facilities for more intensive care.
- First point of contact for people seeking health care.
- Assessment and treatment of the person’s condition.
- Appropriate referral to other doctors, health care professionals.
- Dr. Dora Karaphillidou