A General Practitioner (GP) is a medical doctor who treats both acute and chronic diseases and is fully involved in preventive care and extensive health education for the well-being of patients.

A General Practitioner manages illnesses that present in different ways in an early stage of development, which may require urgent intervention. General Practice takes into consideration biopsychosocial aspects (biological, psychological and social factors) relevant to the care of each patient’s illness.

Why you need a GP:

  1. GP treats patients of any age and sex to levels of complexity.
  2. Provides preventative care including health education and immunization.
  3. Treats people with multiple health issues, acute to chronic health problems
  4. GP is the first in line to go to for early detection and referral to specialized care of patients with serious diseases.
  5. Provides preventative care including health education and immunization.

In rural areas of developed countries or in developing countries a GP may be routinely involved in pre-hospital emergency care, community hospital care and performing some minimal surgical procedures

In some healthcare systems GPs work in primary care centers where they play a central role in the healthcare team, while in other models of care GPs can work as single-handed practitioners. Whatever medical issues you have, your kid’s health, your grandparent’s health, GPs are here to direct you and to answer all your questions you have regarding infectious diseases in tropical areas like Nigeria. 

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