General practitioners and family physicians make a diagnosis and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They give primary contact and permanent care toward the supervision of patients' health. They frequently work in private practice, together with group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Residents in training to be general practitioners and family physicians are included in this unit group.
Example Titles of 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians:
Physician, General Practice
Physician, Primary Care
Physician, Public Health
Primary Care Physician
Public Health Physician
Civil Aviation Medical Officer
Community Preventive Medicine Physician
Doctor Of Medicine (Md)
General Practice Intern
General Practice Physician
General Practice Resident
General Practitioner (Gp)
Gp (General Practitioner)
Industrial Medical Officer
Industrial Medicine Physician
Intern, General Practice
Md (Doctor Of Medicine)
Medical Officer (General Practitioner) – Military
Medical Officer Of Health (Moh)
Medical Officer, Civil Aviation
Military Medical Officer (General Practitioner)
Mo (Medical Officer) General Practitioner – Military
Moh (Medical Officer Of Health)
Physician, Community Preventive Medicine
Resident, General Practice
Main duties of 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians:
General practitioners and family physicians carry out some or all of the following duties:
•Provide emergency care.
•Provide acute care management.
•Inoculate and vaccinate patients.
•Deliver babies and provide pre-natal and post-natal care.
•Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention.
•Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health.
•Prescribe and administer medications and treatments.
•Perform and assist in routine surgery.
•Provide counseling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues.
•Perform patient advocacy role.
•Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care.
•Provide continuous care to patients.
•Supervise home care services.
•Report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases to governmental authorities.
Employment Requirements for 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians:
•A bachelor's degree
In Quebec, completion of a college program and one year of pre-medicine university studies is usually required.
•Graduation from an approved medical school
Two to three years of family medicine residency training are required.
•Completion of the qualifying examinations of the Medical Council of Canada
Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority is required.
Additional information about 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians:
•General practitioners and family physicians may become specialist physicians with additional training.