Medical practitioners are responsible for the health and well being of their patients, and for looking after their physical ailments when stricken by disease or disorder. Their work involves examining patients, discerning their problems, and providing them with medicinal treatment as well as the confidence and support required to overcome their ailments.
Major Tasks Performed
The major tasks performed by medical practitioners are common to specialists in all disciplines.
This involves not just a physical check-up of the patient, but also, recording the patient's previous medical history, by asking appropriate questions.
This involves determining the exact cause of the patient's illness, by conducting a thorough examination of the patient. This often requires coordination and working with paramedics, including pathologists, and laboratory and X-ray technicians.
This involves prescribing the right medication or other remedial measures, including surgery and therapy, for curing the patient. It also involves inspiring confidence in the patient to fight the illness.