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The Filipino General Practitioner

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The primary challenge for General Practitioners or Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) here in the Philippines is that many patients do not believe, or are even aware of their role in patient care.
 
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12 Oct 2016 - General
 
haha this article seem is like a personal story for this lady over here. Anyway everyone has a story behind them and what is important is that we should remember what exactly we chose medicine for. Is it just for pure prestige, or is it because of pe...
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Priscilla Mae Gobuyan I really think that employment opportunities for a general practitioner in our country is lacking. There are gaps in the healthcare system which is complicated by our...
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I am not quite sure if those who are Family Medicine are also considered as general practitioners. Well I couldn't blame on how clients would see on the effectiveness of the services being rendered by these general practitioners. It could be that...
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The GPs lack the support of a medical society that specialists have. I agree with Lianne Marie Victoria Laruan on the advantages of GP consultation but we must continue to empower them by pr...
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It’s true that so many issues affect the image of general practitioners here in the Philippines, from economic to false societal beliefs. However, there are upsides to consulting a GP. For one, it’s good to have a physician who knows all of your diff...
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I agree with Marinelle Castro on her perspective that people go straight to specialists merely to save money. The main reason as to why GPs are compromised in the Philippines is the chaotic...
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There's absolutely no reason why people should think less of a general practitioner. They also went to through the same rigorous training and they have achieved the terminal competencies required of a doctor. I agree with ...
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Jemar Nicdao you know what i agree with you. Because in my opinion and from what i have observed, those people who are not in medical field actually look up to all doctors. Whether they are...
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Thanks for sharing. That's the situation in Philippines and many doctors are probably disappointed. But I like to inform you that, the situation is worse in Bangladesh. Here we have no definite GP licensing or referral system. The people from urb...
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“Here in the Philippines, general practitioners are not considered as primary health physicians compared to other countries. You don’t get the same prestige as the doctors who have decided to specialize. People will say “GP lang” (just a GP) as if be...
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