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About General Physician

General Physicians are highly trained specialists who provide a range of non-surgical health care to adult patients. They care for difficult, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have resolved or stabilised.

General physicians are consultants who care for patients with special or difficult problems. General physicians only see patients who are referred to them by other doctors, usually by the patient's own general practitioner.

General Physicians are known to treat a wide range of small illnesses, which are essentially like a common cold, fever, and other diseases. The General Physician is also known to treat illnesses like Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pneumonia and lung fibrosis.

General Physicians treat all medical conditions, including conditions that affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, haematological or endocrine systems. Examples of conditions your GP can treat:

Cardiovascular System

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Ischaemic heart disease (angina, heart attack)

Respiratory System

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung fibrosis

Gastrointestina System

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Liver disease including alcoholic lever disease

Neurological System

  • Cerebrovascular accident (strokes)
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Dementia


  • Anaemia


  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease

A General Physician has a very broad range of medical knowledge and will tailor the interview to your complaint. They will ask about you current symptoms, their onset, duration, character, relieving and exacerbating factors and previous tests and treatments. Other medical problems, medications, allergies, social and family history are also important.