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General Medicine

General Medicine 

The family physician is the referring physician for the initial care of health problems both acute and chronic orientation in the area that specializes in cases that require it.
The family doctor is the Minister of the patient about their health problems, trying to respond to the different needs of the patient from within the query or requesting the collaboration of different health professionals.

Functions of family doctor:

  • Attention acute problems. 
  • Specialized guidance of highly complex diseases. 
  • Care for chronic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma and COPD ... 
  • Control of risk factors: dyslipidemia, obesity ... 
  • Preventive medicine. 
  • Reviews of health.


  • All diseases are the responsibility of the family doctor although his control is shared with the specialized level. 
  • The GP offers a comprehensive and integrated health status of the individual with the same chronological track. 
  • Integration of diagnostic and therapeutic indications from specialized area. Guidance on diagnostic procedures. Compatibility of drug treatments. 
  • Biopsychosocial view of health problems. 
  • Preventive medicine and promotion of healthy habits.

Being dehydrated means your body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Every time you have a bowel movement, you lose fluids. Diarrhea makes you lose more fluids. Also lost salts and minerals such as sodium, chloride and potassium. These salts and minerals affect the amount of water that remains in your body.

If the fever lasts more than 72 hours without known cause or if you have any chronic illness that favors infection. To perform a medical history, the doctor will ask the symptoms, if there similar cases in the area, if you have contact with animals, if you have recently traveled or have been entered, if you made ​​a new drug or if you have undergone some evidence in previous weeks.

The information on the web if not complement not replace the doctor-patient relationship. If in doubt consult with the referring physician.