General practitioners are medical doctors who diagnose and treat
most types of health conditions or diseases and do not specialize in any
particular area of medicine. They provide basic medical service for males and females of
all age groups.
General practitioners usually complete a 1- to 2-year residency
following medical school. There is no board certification for general
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