Consulting with patients tounderstand their symptoms and health concerns.
Diagnosing and treating acute illness, such as bacterialand viral infections, as well as chronic diseases and conditions,such as hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes.
Prescribing or administering medication, therapy, andother specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness,disease, or injury.
Explaining procedures anddiscussing test results or prescribed treatments withpatients.
Monitoring patients'conditions and progress, and re-evaluating treatments, asnecessary.
Providing health and wellnessadvice to patients, including diet, physical activity, hygiene, anddisease prevention.
Immunizing patientsagainst preventable diseases.
Maintainingdetailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments,tests and / or treatments prescribed, and test results.
Referring patients to other medical specialists, whennecessary.
Providing support and advice topatients receiving long-term care.
Preparingofficial health documents or records, when necessary.
Conducting research into the testing and development ofnew medications, methods of treatment, or procedures to prevent orcontrol illness, disease, or injury.