Definition of general practitioner in English:

general practitioner

Syllabification: gen·er·al prac·ti·tion·er
(abbreviation: GP)


  • A medical doctor who is trained to provide primary health care to patients of either sex and any age.
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    • Patients in local hospitals owned by local communities are treated by general practitioners.
    • Perth has numerous specialists in skin diagnosis to whom general practitioners could refer patients.
    • This is usually done by either a gynaecologist, a general practitioner, or a nurse practitioner.

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