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What are the common myths about Physician doctors and their work?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
The general physician diagnose and treat variety of diseases and injuries in general practice: examine patients using medical instruments and equipment's.
Recommend or execute various tests, analyze and diagnose medical images to provide information on patient's condition.
Analyze reports and findings of medical tests and of examination and make a diagnosis.
Prescribe treatment and drugs.
Inoculate and vaccinate patients to immunize them from contagious diseases.
Provides prenatal care to pregnant women, delivers babies and provides postnatal care to mother and infant
Reports births, deaths, outbreak of contagious diseases to authorities.
Refer patients to specialized practitioner for specialized treatment
Performs minor surgeries
may conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school , consideration for jobs or eligibility for insurance coverage
Counsel patient on diet, exercise, avoidance of habits such as smoking and consumption of alcohol and overall health maintenance

General physicians are absorbed both in private and government hospitals, clinics , nursing homes and health departments, medical services of the army , navy and air force under the ministry of defense, charitable institutions, medical colleges and training institutes as faculty, research institutes and medical colleges as researchers, industrial sectors. Doctors can also associate themselves with many hospitals as visiting professionals. They also have an option to start their own practice.

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