What do Primary care Doctors train for nowadays anyway?
I remember when the family doctor could pretty much diagnose and treat most things. Now the only thing I can see that they do is either send you for tests or a specialist and coach you on general health issues like weight and exercise, etc. Maybe write a script for antibiotics for a simple infection or cough, etc. The Dr.'s assistant does all the actual work like take vitals and notes before the Dr. comes in. They even hand out pamphlets on weight and general info. Do primary care doctors have to train in other areas during their schooling, such as ER, Lab, surgery, etc.? Or is it strictly basic anatomy and then diagnostic and basic treatment skills? I lost half a big toenail due to an infection and my primary care doctor won't even look at it. And I don't have anything serious going on like diabetes.