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general practitioner Line breaks: gen|eral prac|ti¦tion¦er
(abbreviation: GP)

Definition of general practitioner in English:


A doctor based in the community who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses and refers those with serious conditions to a hospital.
Example sentences
  • 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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