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Dr. Raghvendra Kumar, General Practitioner Online
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Dr. Raghvendra Kumar

General Practitioner

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 600

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

36

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

GRD POLYCLINIC, Kolkata

Available in 1 min

Dr. Tamal Chakraborty, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Tamal Chakraborty

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

2 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 300

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

18

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Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

Get Well Soon Clinic, North 24 Parganas

Available in 1 min

Available in 3 days

Dr. Rupan Bhadury, General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Rupan Bhadury

General Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, Diploma in Anaesthesiology

You pay 650

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

39

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Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

CG INCURE, Kolkata

Available in 1 min

Dr. Dipankar Debnath, General Practitioner Online
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Dr. Dipankar Debnath

General Practitioner

14 YRS Exp.

MBBS. PGDGM. FCGP Geriatric Medicine, General Physician

You pay 600

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

36

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Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

60 Plus Clinic, Kolkata

Available in 1 min

Dr. Nilotpal Mitra, General Practitioner Online
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Dr. Nilotpal Mitra

General Practitioner

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, PGDGM ( Geriatric Medicine), ACMDC (an Advance course in Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases from PHFI and WHF )

You pay 500

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

30

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Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

CG INCURE, Kolkata

Available in 1 min

Dr. Arpit Pandey, General Practitioner Online
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Dr. Arpit Pandey

General Practitioner

7 YRS Exp.

MD (Physician)

You pay 600

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

36

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Language

English, Hindi, Urdu

Location

MedVain, Gurugram

Available in 21 mins

Available in 1 min

Dr. Abhinash Mohanty, Family Physician Online
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Dr. Abhinash Mohanty

Family Physician

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS

You pay 600

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

36

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Dr Abhinash Mohanty clinic, Bhubaneswar

Available in 21 mins

Available in 1 min

Dr. Surender Sharma, Family Physician Online

Dr. Surender Sharma

Family Physician

8 YRS Exp.

MBBS

Starts at ₹ 300

Language

Hindi, English, Telugu

Location

Apollo 247 Virtual Clinic, Hyderabad

Available in 1 min

Dr. Sumanjita Bora, Family Physician Online

Dr. Sumanjita Bora

Family Physician

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, PGDCC

Starts at ₹ 550

Language

English, Assamese, Hindi, Kannada

Location

Nurture Multispeciality Clinic, Bengaluru

Available at 15:30 PM

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Who is a family physician?

Family physicians are medical doctors who provide care to people of all age groups and gender. They specialise in diagnosing chronic conditions, checking for signs or symptoms, providing preventative care, and referring people to specialists, if needed. Family physicians work in private clinics or with groups of other specialists. They also work in several community clinics.

When should you consult a family physician?

Some of the reasons for consulting a family physician include:

  • Chronic disease management: family physicians diagnose and manage several chronic disorders and conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis, high cholesterol, breathing issues, and skin problems.
  • Recommendations to specialists: if you are suffering from a chronic disease, a family physician can refer you to a specialist who works in that field of medicine.
  • Care for injury or illness: if you or your family member is injured or sick, a family care physician may treat the conditions independently, such as sprains, fractures, cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other infections.
  • Routine examinations: family physicians perform several routine examinations involving sports and annual physical exams, newborn and child checkups, men’s health screenings, prostate examinations, female pelvic examinations, and annual pap smears.

Roles and responsibilities of family physicians

A family physician’s day-to-day responsibilities are examined by where they work. Several tasks are linked to this role. Some of the roles and responsibilities of family physicians are as follows:

  • Provide holistic and ultimate care to patients.
  • Book diagnostic tests and interpret results
  • Give advice to patients about certain health changes
  • Monitor patient’s progress and records.
  • Connect with other healthcare providers.

What does a family practice doctor do?

A family physician delivers a diverse range of care services. They provide:

  • Immunization and screening tests.
  • Counseling on a healthy lifestyle.
  • Diagnosing and managing common chronic conditions.
  • Regular checkups and health risk examinations.

What are the types of procedures followed by family physicians?

A family care physician may perform the following:

  • Evaluation of vitals such as body temperature, blood pressure, heartbeat, and breathing rate
  • Screenings to check for growth in newborns and children
  • Regular blood tests, head and neck examinations
  • Abdominal assessment 
  • Immunizations
  • Skin examinations
  • Men’s health screenings such as aortic aneurysm screenings, prostate examinations, and colorectal exam referrals
  • Women’s health screenings like osteoporosis screening, pap smears, sexual health screening, and mammogram referrals

A family physician may ask you several questions regarding lifestyle choices, medications, and other health-related issues.

Where to find a family physician?

You can find a family physician easily on the Apollo 24|7 app or website. Browse the best family doctors who can help manage and treat health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and underlying heart conditions. Book an appointment from the comfort of your home and consult the best family medicine doctors in just 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a family physician?

A family physician is trained to provide comprehensive medical care and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters.

Family physicians treat almost all kinds of illnesses that do not require surgery. Besides treating diseases, they are also responsible for the overall wellbeing of the family. Family physicians are experts at managing, identifying, and treating common illnesses, including acute and chronic illnesses. They also emphasize on health promotion and disease prevention. They can also refer you to an appropriate specialist if your condition requires.

To consult a family physician online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Family Physician’ in the search bar to find a list of family physicians, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a family physician.

Yes, family physicians treat patients of any age and gender. They often specialize in treating children, women, or the elderly. They do routine checkups and screening tests, give you flu and immunization shots, and help manage diabetes and other ongoing medical conditions. Family physicians help patients prevent, understand, and manage illness, navigate the health system and set health goals.

You should visit a family physician if you have questions or require treatment for cold, fever and other mild symptoms. This includes coughing, high fever, sneezing etc. When you and any family member are both sick, you can go to the same doctor together. Family physicians are specialised in identifying health issues before they become severe. Hence, it is a good idea to visit a family physician from time to time to receive preventive care.

Family physicians are simply called family doctors as they possess unique attitudes, skills and knowledge which qualify them to provide ongoing, comprehensive medical care to each member of the family.

Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a family physician anytime. Our family physicians are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.

Apollo 24/7 has the best family physicians in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.

Yes, all family physicians on the Apollo 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

Yes, you can. Family physicians are specialised in identifying health issues before they become severe. Hence, it is a good idea to visit a family physician from time to time to receive preventive care such as cancer screenings, immunizations, flu shots, etc. A family physician can also offer you diet and lifestyle advice for improving your health.

A family physician will recommend tests depending on your condition after he/she examines you. Some of the tests that a family physician may recommend are blood tests (for e.g., fasting glucose, CBC, etc.), urine test, imaging tests (for e.g., chest X-Ray scan, mammogram, etc.), cancer screenings, etc.

Family physicians don’t generally perform surgeries as they are not trained to do so. They primarily offer non-surgical treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Surgeries are performed by a general surgeon. However, in rare cases, family physicians can perform minor surgeries depending on the urgency of the condition."