Difference between a General Physician and a Medical Specialist


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Can any body inform me the difference between a general physician and a medical specialist?


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^^ and the one who specializes in fixing brain is called Neurologist.....


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A simple MBBS doctor is called as Physician, and an MBBS doctor which further studies and specializes in a certain field of medical for example, say he specializes in eye so, he is an ophthalmologist and a specialist. Similarly, if a doctor specializes in bones, joints and other skeletal parts, he is also a specialist and is called as orthopedic doctor.
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A simple MBBS doctor is called a General Physician, when he is specializes in Medicine then he is known as Physician.


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So a specialist can also be a general physician, but a general physician is a general physician, right?


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So a specialist can also be a general physician, but a general physician is a general physician, right?
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I don’t think so. Once they specialize they tend to forget what its like to be a general physician. They only focus on their speciality and tend to see things from that perspective.


#7

All the MBBS's are Physicians, but they like people to call them Doctors, where as only PhD's and Doctor of Pharmacy are allowed to be called as Doctors. :)


#8

I met with a doctor called "general physician" who is MBBS, MD (USA). So this confused me as normally a specialist has MBBS, FCPS degrees.


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Any Doctors here? :D


#12

General Physician = Fees Rs.50-70

Medical Specialist = Fees Rs.500-1300


#13

General physicians are meant to provide Basic health facilities. If something out of there understanding comes they are supposed to refer that patient to specialist in the field, the specislist can be internal medicine, pulmonology, cardiologist, neurologist etc and in the surgical field can be orthopaedic surgeon, gastroenterlogist, cardiac surgeon, neurosurgeon, etc