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Career and Education Opportunities for Family Practice Physicians

In general, family practice physicians diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Family Practice Physician career.

STATES WITH Family Practice Physician OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in General Medical

JOB DESCRIPTION: Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Physician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Family practice physicians monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as needed. They also collect and maintain patient data, such as medical history and examination results. Equally important, family practice physicians have to advise patients and community members concerning diet and disease prevention. They are often called upon to prescribe or administer treatment, therapy and other specialized medical care to treat or avoid illness, disease, or injury. They are expected to order and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination data to diagnose patients' condition. Finally, family practice physicians work with nurses and other health care providers.

Every day, family practice physicians are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to piece together evidence to, in some sense, diagnose what is going on in a situation. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.