The General Practice of Medicine is a branch of primary care that includes Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatrics. Internal Medicine sees adult patients, Family Practice treats the whole family, and Pediatrics specializes in the children’s healthcare. The General Practice of Medicine differentiates itself by treating patients of all ages as individuals.
Physicians who engage in the General Practice of Medicine are called General Physicians. Serving as primary care physicians, they use their knowledge, training, and experience to conduct well visits and sick visits for acute illnesses. A General Physician is networked with trusted specialists if referral is needed by patients with complex medical conditions. Having a broad understanding of physiology, immunology, pathology, and pharmacology helps the General Physician to narrow the problem, apply treatments and engage medical specialists when needed.