FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Board Certified Family Physician, Family Medicine Physician, Family Physician, Family Practice Medical Doctor (FP MD), Family Practice Physician (FP Physician), Family Practitioner, Medical Doctor (MD), Medical Staff Physician, Physician, Primary Care Physician

JOB TASKS

  • 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, or examination results.

  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.

  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $100/hr. – $208,000 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 4,000

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Doctoral degree or post-doctoral degree

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