Week 3 Assignment.docx - Week 3 Assignment(A Health Care Providers Physicians and Nurses 1 What tasks does the physician perform to provide health care

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Week 3 Assignment (A): Health Care Providers: Physicians and Nurses 1. What tasks does the physician perform to provide health care services? The first task that a doctor must perform is to identify what is wrong with the patient. To do that the physician will first review the patient’s medical history, as well as performing a physical on said patient. This consists of examining the patient’s eyes, ears, nose and throat, then listening to the patient’s heart and lungs (breathing). Palpating the patient’s abdomen or the place where the patient is suffering. If needed the doctor may order labs such as blood work. Once the doctor has made a diagnosis he/she will administer prescriptions if needed and a care plan. 2. Describe the specialties of family practitioners, pediatricians, and surgeons? Family Practitioners: A Family practitioner is a doctor that serves as a family doctor that can see and treat persons of any gender or age. Family practitioners attend school for a total of 11 years an article I read states that, “A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for the entire family. They serve as a doctor for individuals regardless of their age and gender. Patients can be children, adults, and the elderly, and are treated for a wide array of medical issues”. They see patients regularly for routine and preventative care. For example if your suffering from lower abdominal paid you would first go to your family practitioner. I f the medical problem is not something that your family practitioner can treat or diagnose; they would then refer you to a specialist.
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