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  EURACT - European Academy of Teachers in General Practice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Direct experience of general practice during the undergraduate period will demonstrate the advantages of the specialist referring the patient to a general practitioner if he or she is to get the full benefit of medical care.
The contribution stems from the setting in which the general practitioner works, the range of problems he faces, the knowledge, skills and attitudes which he brings to their solution, and from what he does and is as a person.
The general practitioner's contribution is to demonstrate the application of a science and to influence the concepts of relevance in the minds of teachers, as other clinicians do.
www.euract.org /html/doc009.shtml   (4590 words)

  
 The General Practitioner Legend Text
Since money and goods were exchanged for services, practitioners became somewhat competitive and often allowed patients to dictate their own treatment in order to keep them satisfied.
General practitioners of this era rarely had offices based in commercial buildings.
Most general practitioners had one as part of their equipment, and used it to osculate the chest.
www.historicalmedicalart.com /text/general-practitioner.html   (728 words)

  
 General practitioner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General practice in The Netherlands is considered fairly advanced.
General practitioners are now not required to work unsociable hours, and get paid to some extent according to their performance, e.g.
A family medicine physician (also known as a family practitioner), however, has completed a three-year family medicine residency in addition to the undergraduate and doctoral studies, and is eligible for the board certification now required by most hospitals and health plans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_practitioner   (3168 words)

  
 Complementary Medicine and the General Practitioner
The attitudes to complementary medicine of a random sample of general practitioners in Avon were assessed.
A questionnaire was sent to 200 general practitioners, of whom 145 responded.
General practitioners' views about complementary techniques were most influenced (in a positive manner) by observed benefits to their patients (41%) and personal or family experience of benefit (38%).
www.chiro.org /alt_med_abstracts/ABSTRACTS/CAM_and_the_General_Practitioner.shtml   (227 words)

  
 General practitioner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In the United States, a General Practitioner has completed a one year internship required to obtain a medical license, after having received at least an undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree and a four year Doctor of Medicine (or in many US States a Doctor of Osteopathy) Degree.
General practitioners are not required to hold the MRCGP, but it is considered desirable.
They often go to a patient's home when the patient cannot come to the consulting room (especially in case of children or old people), and have to contribute to a night and week-end duty (although this was contested in a strike in 2002).
health.abcworld.net /General_practitioner.html   (1742 words)

  
 Becoming a General Practitioner
General Practitioners provide a complete spectrum of care within the local community: dealing with problems that often combine physical, psychological and social components.
General Practitioners call on an extensive knowledge of medical conditions to be able to assess a problem and decide on the appropriate course of action.
Individual general practitioners can reach a relatively high income early in their career and it is one of the specialties most suited for part time and flexible working.
www.medical-colleges.net /gp.htm   (592 words)

  
 KU: School of Law
A general practitioner is one who practices in many areas of the law, typically in a small law firm or as a solo practitioner.
General practitioners are found in small towns and in large cities.
Students who want to be general practitioners usually want to be exposed to several areas of the law that they expect to encounter in their practice: property law, tort law, family law, probate law, administrative law, criminal law, and general business matters including contract law.
www.law.ku.edu /academics/curriculum/general.shtml   (816 words)

  
 The General Practitioner Double Hook Salmon & Steelhead Fly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The General Practitioner was developed in the early 1950's by Lt Colonel Esmond Drury as an imitation of a shrimp to be used on the River Test.
The General Practitioner has a better record than most, fished on a floating line at low levels in the summer.
Pacific salmon is a general term used to describe the members of a fish species that die after spawning.
freespace.virgin.net /fly.shop/sd13-generalpractitioner.html   (2169 words)

  
 EURACT - European Academy of Teachers in General Practice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The general practitioner/family physician functions as a generalist who accepts everyone seeking care, whereas other health providers limit access to their services on the basis of age, sex or diagnosis.
The general practitioner/family physician cares for the individual in the context of the family, and the family in the context of the community, irrespective of race, religion, culture or social class.
The general practitioner takes care of individuals in a society, irrespective of the patient's type of disease or other personal and social characteristics, and organises the resources available in the health care system to the best advantage of the patients.
www.euract.org /html/pap04107.shtml   (1118 words)

  
 Textonly - History - General Practitioner Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, unlike the rest of the country difficulties continued to be experienced in filling some general practitioner posts and particularly in attracting young doctors who had done their higher professional training and achieved Membership of the College.
General Hospital and Sligo General Hospital were initiated by the Board in 1981.
The Board has encouraged group practices, partnerships and formal rotational arrangements as a means of ensuring good continuity of care for patients and of improving the lifestyle of general practitioners and their families.
www.nwhb.ie /textonly/files/history/historypractitioner.shtml   (501 words)

  
 General practitioner's beliefs about patients influences treatment
General practitioners' beliefs and attitudes towards patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be a barrier to effective treatment, finds new research available on BMJ.COM.
Researchers analysed group discussions between 46 general practitioners in England, based on a series of clinical scenarios involving patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome.
These findings indicate that general practitioners' perceptions about patients with either condition may be a barrier to effective management, say the authors.
www.pharma-lexicon.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=8815   (312 words)

  
 A general practitioner perspective
General practitioners are beginning to realise that the inclusion of a pharmacist in the team can result in benefits to patients and other team members.
The discussions made the whole team more critically aware of their prescribing practices, which was beneficial in itself and led to optimisation of existing resources so that we could increase expenditure where new evidence indicates improved quality of life and health gain for patients.
Survey of patients who have had contact with the pharmacist indicated they were generally unconcerned about who managed their care as long as the person was competent to undertake the job.
www.pharmj.com /PrimaryCarePharmacy/199911/articles/generalpractioner.html   (1043 words)

  
 Implants for General Practitioner 06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Our course is a two and a half day course geared for general practitioners already providing implant dentistry in their practice but desiring to make that service more predictable and more efficient.
He completed a two-year general practice residency at the University of Virginia and became Director of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
She has been in the private practice of general and implant dentistry for 34 years and is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry.
www.mcg.edu /CE/DENTALCE/ImplantsGP06.htm   (1043 words)

  
 The General Practitioner as First Responder in a Major Medical Emergency
Our research has shown that rural General Practitioners themselves feel they should be involved in disaster planning (87%), and 64% think most GPs (urban and rural) will one day be obliged to attend a disaster.
Whilst the General Practitioners and Nurses involved were not required to save lives or attend the scene of a major incident they did all that the CMC asked of them, and more.
Based on our research of General Practitioner attitudes toward Disasters, we believe that they consider that involvement in a disaster is inevitable, and that the majority of GPs are not comfortable with their competence to respond.
www.aaets.org /article56.htm   (2440 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | A comparative analysis of chiropractic and general practitioner patients in North America: ...
The objective of this study is to compare care seekers of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and general practitioners (GPs) in the United States and Canada on a comprehensive set of sociodemographic, quality of life, and health-related variables.
General practitioner visit rates are 2.84 and 3.31 per 100 person-years in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
Chiropractic and general practitioner patients are quite dissimilar within both Canada and the U.S., and notable between-country differences in GP and DC patients are apparent as well.
www.biomedcentral.com /1472-6963/6/49   (5649 words)

  
 Social and gender variation in the prevalence, presentation and general practitioner provisional diagnosis of chest ...
People with chest pain from socioeconomically deprived areas were more likely to present with the symptom than people from affluent areas, but there was no difference in the proportions of those presenting to their general practitioner who were provisionally diagnosed as having coronary heart disease.
Men with chest pain were more likely than women to present with chest pain, and of those presenting to a general practitioner a greater proportion of men received a diagnosis of coronary heart disease.
Decisions made by patients and general practitioners at the point of entry to medical care do not seem to explain reported socioeconomic variations in uptake of cardiology services.
jech.bmj.com /cgi/content/full/54/9/714   (3412 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | Validation of the diagnosis of autism in general practitioner records
We examined anonymized copies of all relevant available clinical reports, including general practitioners' (GP) notes, consultant, speech therapy and educational psychologists reports, on 318 subjects born between 1973 and 1997 with a diagnosis of autism or a related disorder recorded in their electronic general practice record.
It is possible to obtain from general practitioners copies of hospital letters regarding specific patients (in anonymised form), although not all participating general practices provide this service.
The algorithm generated a PDD diagnosis when at least three out of the 12 DSM-IV symptoms were scored, with the further constraint that there would be at least 1 symptom in the social domain and 1 symptom in either the communication/language or the repetitive behaviour domain.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2458/4/5   (3931 words)

  
 Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency ...
Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency department: process, outcome, and comparative cost -- Murphy et al.
Randomised controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in an urban accident and emergency department: process, outcome, and comparative cost
General practitioners within an accident and emergency department have no apparent effect on reattendance rates to the department within 30 days, patient satisfaction, or health status one month after the initial attendance
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/abstract/312/7039/1135   (864 words)

  
 12.5 Role of the general practitioner and other health workers
Health professionals, and particularly general practitioners (GPs), are in a unique position to provide quit advice to their patients.
A quit rate between 7.5% and 11.3% means that a minimum of 220,000 smokers would quit each year in Australia, given the proportion of people who attend their general practitioner in a one year period and a smoking prevalence of 30%.
There is a clear advantage in encouraging medical professionals to provide their smoking patients with advice to quit, and in ensuring that medical practitioners have access to suitable materials to assist in this.
www.quit.org.au /quit/FandI/fandi/c12s5.htm   (988 words)

  
 Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation ...
Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial * Commentary: Bootstrapping simplifies appreciation of statistical inferences -- Bos et al.
The 183 patients were randomised to manual therapy (60 patients), physiotherapy (59), and general practitioner care (64).
Manual therapy, physical therapy or continued care by the general practitioner for patients with neck pain: short-term results from a pragmatic randomized trial.
bmj.com /cgi/content/full/326/7395/911   (3181 words)

  
 PRACTICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY HANDBOOK FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The practising general practitioner or family physician will be able to find ready answers to the problems they face during difficult consultations in obstetrics & gynaecology.
It covers the spectrum of common conditions that are likely to present to the family practitioner and provides a simple review with key points on management of these conditions.
The authors have presented the subject material in both obstetrics and gynecology in an evidence based fashion and used tables and diagrams to provide the practitioner with logical algorithms to basic and complex problems.
www.worldscibooks.com /medsci/6035.html   (746 words)

  
 Euphausid, General Practitioner, Black Super Prawn
High sea stomach samples disclosed that about 10% their diet is composed of amphipods and copepods (shrimp, krill and prawns).
The General Practitioner is the most popular prawn pattern fly for steelhead and salmon.
The Purple General Practitioner is a very productive pattern for both summer and winter steelhead.
www.flyfishusa.com /flies/stl-wet-shrimp.html   (535 words)

  
 Family General Practitioner- Web Content for Family General Practitioners
The general practitioner said that this kind of information is not generally passed on to the family general practitioner because it is second hand
In this case we were grateful for the involvement of the family's general practitioner, and we believe that general practitioners might also benefit
Suggest that they visit the family General Practitioner, a school counsellor, or, initially, a friend or relative with whom they feel comfortable.
familygeneralpractitioner.com /display.asp?Content=Web   (641 words)

  
 The contribution of general practice and the general practitioner to NHS patients -- Wilson et al. 99 (1): 24 -- ...
The contribution of general practice and the general practitioner to NHS patients -- Wilson et al.
The contribution of general practice and the general practitioner to NHS patients
Continuity of care: influence of general practitioner's knowledge about their patients on use of resources in consultations.
www.jrsm.org /cgi/content/full/99/1/24   (2530 words)

  
 General Practitioner
A traditional Atlantic salmon pattern, the General Practitioner has use as a steelhead fly.
I know one fly angler who refers to it as the "General Proctologist" because it's a "pain in the butt to tie."
The GP has "presence" in the water, and is especially useful when flows are on the turbid side.
www.westfly.com /patterns/steelhead/generalpractitioner.shtml   (79 words)

  
 eMJA: The general practitioner and the "new genetics" (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
General practice should provide comprehensive, coordinated and continuing medical care, drawing on biomedical, psychological, social and environmental understanding of health.
Haemochromatosis, a common autosomal recessive condition, is more likely to be diagnosed in the general practice setting by the early symptom of tiredness than by the textbook description of diabetes and skin pigmentation.
Such activity spreads out to general practice for economic as well as medical reasons, as GP consultations are a Commonwealth cost.
www.mja.com.au.cob-web.org:8888 /public/issues/179_02_210703/man10619_fm.html   (2372 words)

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