General Practitioners are trained in Primary Care Medicine. They are usually Family Practitioners and Internists. They are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent illness in adults.
Rita J. Watkins, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursPremier Family Medicine
Fort Wright, KY 41011
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- St Elizabeth Medical Center South Unit
- What kind of training do general practitioners have?
How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Doctors in solo practice cannot be on call 24/7/365 so, typically, they will have an arrangement with other doctors to “cover” for their patients when they are not available. Most doctors practice in large or small groups these days so, of course, they cover for each other.
How can I find a good general practitioner where I live?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredBrowse the internet to find a good general practitioner or any doctor. Check out credentials and board certification. Check with the nearby hospital for the chief of staff for the specialty you desire. Always seek 2 if not 3 consultations and bring a check list of questions with you during your visit.
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