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General practice is the corner stone of primary health care. The general practitioner sees patients of all ages, and serves as an individual's primary-care provider and access point to specialists and specialized testing. The general practice doctor provides well visits for children and adults, sick visits for the treatment of acute conditions, and introductory care for diseases such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The work of the general practice team takes place within the context of the primary healthcare setting.
General Practitioners and Family Medicine provide continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and family across all ages and genders. Their duties are not confined to specific organs of the body, and they have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues while also providing preventive care and health education to patients.
Rural general practitioners are more likely to be able to provide in-hospital care as well as private consulting room care, to provide afterhours services, to engage in public health roles expected of them by discrete communities in which there are few doctors to choose from, to engage in clinical procedures, to engage in emergency care, to encounter a higher burden of complex or chronic health presentations. Rural doctors acquire suitable clinical and communication skills to meet the diverse needs of their patients, as well as an understanding of rural culture.
General practitioners have traditionally focused on providing primary care to individuals who present to their medical practice with various illnesses. This patient-centric approach has its philosophical underpinnings in a biomedical view of disease that emphasises an individual focus. Public health on the other hand focuses on the health of the entire population and is underpinned by addressing the social determinants of health. Such a model tends to privilege the needs of the population over the needs of the individual.
Emergency care is a role of general practitioners and they should be properly educated, equipped skilled and organize their practices to provide prompt and effective management whenever the need needed. General Practice includes Management of emergencies. Some of the emergencies can be managed completely at a general practice while others should be referred to hospital after initial management. Writing an appropriate referral, arranging transport facilities, informing the hospital about the referral are also important steps in the process as these measures could prevent crucial delays.
General practice is usually the primary step of contact for patients with early symptoms of cancer and general medicine plays a notable role in prevention, screening, follow-up after treatment and palliative care. There is a larger scope to expand the role of general practice in cancer treatment and Prevention.
General practitioners treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care. They also focus on the diseases related to Hematology and Immunology, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Endocrinology Musculoskeletal Problems and Rare diseases.
Respiratory diseases are most common long-term conditions affecting people. The identification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of most respiratory diseases is a primary care issue. The impact of respiratory medicine on patients, families, health services and society is significant. When dealing with respiratory patients, general practitioners need key skills to interpret investigations, identify co-morbidity and effectively manage resources. Respiratory disease affects patients of all ages.
Mental health issues are recognized as a major public health problem today and the management of mental health problems plays an increasing burden on health services. General practitioners are successful in managing uncertainty in clinical practice. It is not always necessary to make a diagnosis in order to make a management decision, or determine a course of treatment. It is important that general practice and primary care develop their own philosophies and management with regard to psychological disorder, which takes uncertainty and our present imperfect understanding of symptoms and disorders into account.
General Practitioners are being more than ever in managing the complicated infectious diseases. There are too few infectious disease specialists to meet the demand, particularly in rural areas. Complicating issue like increasing antibiotic resistance, lack of new antimicrobials are the most serious health threats. General Practitioners may greatly improve the management of the patients with infectious diseases.
General practice for child health increases the relation between the secondary primary care. It helps to minimize the secondary care and receive high patient satisfaction rate. Screening for early childhood illness is important and can be done well in general practice. For most children, the early detection of congenital conditions, such as hip dysplasia, cataract, coarctation of the aorta, can make a real difference to their future health. The timing of the screening, competency to undertake the necessary examinations and the practice resources required to deliver the program are the issues for General practitioners.
General practice has an important role in the management of sexual health problems, taking a holistic and integrated approach. A General practitioner should describe the ethical principles involved when treating patients who have sexual health concerns, e.g. contraception and abortion, Understand the different cultural expectations regarding sexual behavior and orientation, Describe the importance of confidentiality, informed choice and valid consent, Be aware of the legal aspects, Ensure sensitivity to particular cultural beliefs and patient choice, e.g. the need for a female practitioner.
General practice nursing is the fastest growing area within the healthcare sector and covers many areas of nursing practice including lifestyle education, aged care, women’s health, men’s health, infection control, chronic disease management including cardiovascular, asthma and COPD care, immunization, cancer management, mental health, maternal and child health, health promotion, population health, diabetes, wound management, Aboriginal health and many more.
The role of General practice is being increasing in the management of the cardiovascular diseases. A general practitioner should be able to manage patients with mild to moderate heart failure and patients with atrial fibrillation in Primary care. A general practitioner should undergo a brief training in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and should follow the standard guidelines.
Minor surgery in general practice is being practiced since long time and it is cost effective and patient friendly. Minor surgery processes such as removing skin tags can be performed by the General Practitioner. Minor surgery falls into two distinct procedures excision followed by suturing and injections. A general practitioner should be properly equipped and follow standard guidelines during minor surgery to avoid further infections and complications.
General practice is fundamental to the success of Healthcare System. Health provision in general practice is first-contact, continuous, comprehensive, and personalized. General practice adheres to core values of universal access, patient centered and population based care over time, and efficient organization and advocacy.
Consultations for dermatology problems in general practice have risen and up to 15% of General practice consultations now relate to problems with the skin. General Practice skin consultations include Eczema, infections, acne, psoriasis, urticaria and skin tumors. It is important to realize that common problems present commonly. In general Practice we often diagnose at an early stage when the clinical signs are still vague.
Chronic Disease Management in General Practice involves appropriate prevention, early identification and best practice management strategies. General practitioners and their staff are usually the first point of contact in the health system and play a key role in the primary intervention, prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic disease in the community.