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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $232,630.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 796
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.59 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer non-intravenous medications
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Give medications or immunizations
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Treat medical condition of patient
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Attend to patient's personal care
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop treatment plans
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct medical tests
Provide in home patient care
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Perform medical surgery
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Perform minor surgery
Administer intravenous medications
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Apply traction to patients
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Develop patient therapy programs
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Conduct medical x-rays
Deliver babies
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Massage patient or client
Test patient vision
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Perform emergency medical procedures
Develop dietary care plans
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Treat dental problems or diseases
Test patient nervous system functioning
Establish treatment goals
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Standardize drug dosages
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Implement life support procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Calculate medicine dosages
Examine patients
Conduct patient assessments
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Conduct physical examinations
Interpret x-ray images
Take vital signs
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Perform medical research
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Interpret employee medical evaluations
Analyze dental data
Analyze speech or hearing data
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Perform biological testing
Interpret psychological test results

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