The Importance Of Being A Medical Doctor

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A medical doctor examine, performs tests, diagnoses, and treats medical conditions. They are also qualified to prescribe medicine, perform minor or major surgeries (depending on their specialty). Medical doctors must be licensed by the state in which they practice, and may also require some other certifications depending on their specialty. Contrary to popular belief, being a doctor is not simply curing disease. A medical doctor’s job is as much to prevent as it is to treat. Because of this, general practice doctors frequently perform routine physicals and other examinations on otherwise healthy patients in order to ensure that they are, in fact, healthy. This is what people refer to as a check-up. It is in physicals such as these that doctors …show more content…
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