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Family and General Practitioners
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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Currently Employed: 430

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $67.69 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $140,800 - $166,400+

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Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Deliver babies.
  • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.

tools & technology

  • Medical oxygen masks or parts
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
  • Surgical scissors

  • Accounting software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Medical software
  • Office suite software

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