Occupational Employment Statistics
29-1215 Family Medicine Physicians
Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment. Excludes â€œGeneral Internal Medicine Physiciansâ€ (29-1216) and â€œPediatricians, Generalâ€ (29-1221).
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||N/A
|Education and Health Services||2,810||$102.93/hr
- Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
- Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
- Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
- Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
- Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
- Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
- Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
- Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
- Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
- Prepare government or organizational reports which include birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.