General Physician in Mumbai

A general physician is a medical care provider who aims at promoting, maintaining, or restoring the health of a person by diagnosing and treating numerous diseases and disorders concerning the various neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine and other critical systems of the body. General physicians do not have a specialization in any one discipline and provide diagnosis and treatment for a multitude of conditions. A general physician encompasses’ comprehensive knowledge of the human anatomy and the variety of conditions affecting it. A physician who specializes in a certain field of medicine becomes a “specialist” of that branch of medicine such a neurologist, cardiologist, etc.

At Apollo Spectra, our team of best general physicians in Mumbai, have expertise in effectively handling a wide range of health conditions.

What medical conditions can General Physicians treat?
General physicians have a broad knowledge of diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions affecting different systems of the body. Some conditions that general physicians treat include-

  • Respiratory disorders such as -Asthma, Emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Pneumonia, Lung fibrosis
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as Gastroenteritis, Liver disease including alcoholic liver disease
  • Endocrine disorders such as Thyroid disease, Pituitary disease, Anaemia, Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disorders such as- Ischaemic heart disease (angina, heart attack), Hypertension (high blood pressure), Cerebrovascular accident (strokes)
  • Neurological disorders such as- epilepsy (seizures), Dementia, Alzheimer

In some special cases which require special attention, a physician may refer you to a specialist for advanced diagnosis and treatment.

What diagnostic tests can General Physicians perform?
General surgeons have extensive training in performing a number of different diagnostic and treatment procedures. At Apollo Spectra, general physicians are trained in performing the following diagnostic tests-

1. Physical exam of the patient and learning their medical history, present conditions, symptoms, infections, allergies.
2. Laboratory tests such including blood tests
3. Some physicians may also be trained in carrying out biopsies, a test in which a small piece of tissue or cells is removed and sent for further tests and analysis.

Advance diagnostic tests such as X-rays, ECG’s, CT scans etc are usually performed by trained specialists including radiologists, cardiologists, and pathologists. The general physicians usually study and analyse the reports generated by the specialists. They thoroughly examine the reports and suggest the most effective treatment plan for you.

What are the various roles of a General Physician?
In a medical sphere, General physicians have multiple roles to play since they are trained in providing an all-round care to the patients. Their roles are versatile and may range from diagnosing a condition to suggesting treatment plans and providing post-treatment care and counselling. At Apollo Spectra, our general physicians perform the following roles-

1. Diagnosis and examination
Physicians perform a thorough diagnosis of every patient. They will ask you questions about your medical history, present medical conditions (if any), family history of the medical condition and the medicines that you are taking. They will also understand the symptoms that you are experiencing and in some cases, they may also perform a physical exam.

2. Dealing with complex problems
Physicians are well- trained in dealing with a range of complex health problems which can, at times, be tough to diagnose. Their broad knowledge, training and years of practice lend them the expertise in diagnosing and treating a number of complex conditions affecting different systems of the body.

3.Performing medical procedures
Physicians are well-trained in carrying out a wide range of medical procedures which may include both diagnostic as well as treatment procedures.

4. Staying updated with advancement in medical science
Physicians have expertise in dealing with a wide array of medical conditions. One of their important roles comprises of staying updated with the changing trends in medical science. They keep a track of the advancements in treatment and medicine.

5. Comprehensive Patient care
Physicians play a key role in providing preoperative, operative and post-operative care to the patients undergoing an operation. In the preoperative stage, they review the patient, their reports and understand the risk factors. They then report it to the surgeon. In the operative stage, they suggest different ways to lower the risks of the operation, in order to avoid any complications. In the post-operative care, they prescribe medicines, and also provide the patients with some counselling so they can get back to their routine soon after the operation.

Why should you choose Apollo Spectra?
At Apollo Spectra, we have the quipped a team of the leading general physicians in Mumbai, who have an extensive practice in diagnosing and treating a wide array of medical conditions affecting different systems of the body. They provide all-inclusive care to patients in their treatment journey and ensure they have the best experience and a speedy recovery. Book an appointment with Apollo Spectra now!