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A general practitioner (GP) is a doctor who is also qualified in general medical practice. GPs are often the first point of contact for someone, of any age, who feels sick or has a health concern. They treat a wide range of medical conditions and health issues.
A GP may also undertake further education in specific areas such as women’s or men’s health, sports medicine or paediatrics.
Diagnosis and treatment
Medical and health check-ups
Information and advice
Health and nutrition advice
Prescription of medications
Ordering of screening and medical tests
Early intervention for those at risk
Management of acute and chronic conditions
Referrals to specialist health professionals
Workers’ compensation, motor accident insurance (TAC) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs requirements