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What is The Difference Between General And Family Practice Doctors?

Hi, everyone, just a question. Does any one know the difference in a General Practice doctor and a Family Practice doctor. There was a question at work yesterday. Thank you to whoever answers.

Sandy from Baltimore

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By Marie (Guest Post)08/04/2007

A family practice doctor treats all ages, where general practice treats adults. Children & teens need different care than adults -- what a dr. would do for an adult may be life-threatening or fatal for a child. If your child is being treated in an ER, insist on a pediatrician or family practice dr. so their medical care will not endanger them.

By Kelly Shaffer08/03/2007

I found information on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_practitioner

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