(GPs) concern themselves with the diagnosis and treatment of disease by both medical and surgical methods or all patient age groups. No organ system or body region is excluded. No specialty training programs in General Practice alone are available and there is no board to certify General Practitioners. d text
a relatively obsolete term for physicians who care for all types of medical problems, including internal medical, pediatric, obstetrical and surgical diseases. Post-graduate training for general practitioners was limited and there was no specialty certification; the field has been replaced by more extensively trained family practitioners.