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13 Best Family Physicians in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi

Also known as Family Medicine Specialist

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PMC Verified

Dr. Muhammad Sarfaraz Gul

Family Physician, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Fertility Consultant, General Physician

M.B.B.S., Masters Family Medicine

Under 15 Min Wait Time
30 Years Experience
100% (22) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Muhammad Sarfaraz Gul PMC Verified

Family Physician, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Fertility Consultant, General Physician

M.B.B.S., Masters Family Medicine

Under 15 Min Wait Time
30 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Dr. Waseem Iqbal

General Physician, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, Nutritionist, Infectious Disease Specialist

MBBS, MSPH, RMP

Under 15 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
99% (722) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Waseem Iqbal PMC Verified

General Physician, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, Nutritionist, Infectious Disease Specialist

MBBS, MSPH, RMP

Under 15 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Dr. Hassan Salim

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

MBBS, FCPS

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
97% (55) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Hassan Salim PMC Verified

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

MBBS, FCPS

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience

Dr. Khalid Mahmood Tariq

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

MBBS, MRCP (Ireland)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
100% (16) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Khalid Mahmood Tariq

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

MBBS, MRCP (Ireland)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
Doctor listened to my problems very carefully and gave the treatment. I am very satisfied with the whole experience.

Dr. Hira Aslam

Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician, Consultant Physician

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
7 Years Experience
100% (8) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Hira Aslam

Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician, Consultant Physician

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
7 Years Experience
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Dr. Shahid Mahmood

Internal Medicine Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician

MBBS, MRCP (UK)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
100% (14) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Shahid Mahmood

Internal Medicine Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician

MBBS, MRCP (UK)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
Dr. Shahid Mahmood is best doctor in Rawalpindi. I feel secured to get treated under your hands. I would definitely recommend him

Dr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah

Internal Medicine Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician

MBBS, M.D

8 Years Experience

Dr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah

Internal Medicine Specialist, General Physician, Family Physician

MBBS, M.D

8 Years Experience
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Who is a Family Physician?

Family physicians (خاندانی معالج) are doctors who dispense primary care to people. They are trained to treat ailments concerning children and adults, alike. Also known as GPs (جنرل فزیشن ), family physicians are capable of dealing with miscellaneous issues around the body.

When should you see a Family Physician?

A family physician is generally a patient’s first point of contact. Any ailments, regarding different diseases around the body, are initially addressed by them. It is also necessary to visit a family physician also for health screenings as well.

Patients also need the help of family physician when they need counseling for their wellbeing. They can guide patients with regards to lifestyle changes, support groups etc.

Moreover, they also guide patients with regards to specialist care, since the healthcare system is complicated, and laypeople cannot thus navigate it with ease.

You also need to see a family physician for the management of chronic ailments like heart disease, diabetes etc. Family planning is also their domain.

What are a Family Physician’s main areas of concern?

A family physician (ماہر طب) is responsible for providing comprehensive medical care to the patients.

They are also concerned with contextualized care; medical ailments are also linked to the societal problems and issues, and thus, it is pertinent for GPs to be aware of these nuances.

Family physicians also help prevent diseases. In this endeavor, they play a role in driving awareness campaigns for holistic impact on the society. However, they also have an important role in the care of the individuals as well.

These experts also facilitate in the process of immunization and other medications that are required for the wellbeing of the patients. Conducting annual physical exams, especially in high-risk older patients, is also the domain of the family medicine specialist. They play a pivotal role in people access to healthcare facilities as well.

Since one doctor tends to treat the entire family, they have more nuanced understanding of the patient health, and thus their diagnosis is effective and accurate. Furthermore, GP also helps the patient family deal with the illness, and they thus play a more personal role in the lives of the patients

They are also involved in dispensing preventive care as well. Alongside this, family physicians are also involved in understanding the community level issues that have an impact on the psychological, behavioral, and physical health of the patients.

Family medicine specialists also carry out multiple procedures like vasectomy, endoscopy, skin procedure. They also deliver emergency care alongside catering to injuries.

What are the most common diseases overseen by Family Physicians in Pakistan?

Pakistan faces a great disease burden, perpetuated by various factors. There is dearth of knowledge amongst the masses with regards to lifestyle habits that lead to chronic ailments. The standards of hygiene are poor at best, aggravating the case of communicable diseases.

Moreover, smoking, and other vices are also prevalent in the society. Masses do not have access to resources like parks that allows for better physical and mental health.

Similarly, weak rules and policing also allow for dangerous practices like reusing of the syringes. Suffice to say, the challenges faced by family physicians are great.

While they treat a wide range of diseases, some are more common than the others. According to the research published in JPMA, following are some of the salient diseases:

Disease

Percentage of Patients Affected

Gastroenteritis

13%

Diseases of genito-urinary tract

12.6%

Injuries

10.9%

Diseases of the Eyes

9.9%

Malaria

6.2%

Respiratory diseases

5.8%

Tuberculosis

4.4%

Fevers

5.1%

Diseases of nervous system

2.6%

Diseases of bones, joints and muscles

2%

Skin diseases

1.8%

Diseases of the ear, nose, throat

1.5%

Tumors

1.2%

Dental diseases

1.1%

Other diseases

20.4%

How to become a Family Physician in Pakistan?

To become the best family physician in Lahore, (خاندانی معالج), one has to complete their M.B.B.S, after which they need to do their house job as well. They then have to start their specialization in family medicine, which is a subset of internal medicine. Successfully passing all the exams and completing training set up by CPSP, Pakistan certifies one as a qualified family physician.

What kinds of Family Physicians are there?

Family physicians deal with a wide range of issues, but some cater to more specific problems. These subspecialities include:

  • Diabetologist: Managing diabetes is pertinent, as otherwise, it wreaks havoc on the body. Experts of this field facilitate in the disease management.
  • OB-GYN: Obstetrics is concerned with the care of pregnancy women, and gynecology concerns with the reproductive care of women. These experts then cater to the sexual wellbeing of the women.
  • Pediatrician: These experts deal with the problems pertaining to children and adolescents

What are Family Physicians called in Pakistan?

Family physicians are also referred to as:

  • General Physician
  • GP
  • Mahir-e-Tib
  • خاندانی معالج
  • ماہر طب
  • جنرل معالج
  • جنرل فزیشن

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best Family Physician in Rawalpindi?

9 best Family Physicians in Rawalpindi are:

  • Dr. Waseem Iqbal
  • Capt(R) Dr. M. Ashraf Chishti
  • Dr. Hassan Salim
  • Dr. Muhammad Sarfaraz Gul
  • Dr. Khalid Mahmood Tariq
  • Dr. Shahid Mahmood
  • Dr. Hira Aslam
  • Dr. Naveed Aslam
  • Dr. Saira Yasmeen

Who are the most experienced Family Physician in Rawalpindi?

10 most experienced Family Physicians in Rawalpindi are:

  • Prof. Dr. Syed Fayyaz Ahmad Shah
  • Brig. (R) Dr. Khalid Amjad Kayani
  • Dr. Khursheed Fatima
  • Dr. Saleem Iqbal
  • Dr. Muhammad Asif
  • Brig. (R) Dr. Shaukat Abrar
  • Dr. Muhammad Sarfaraz Gul
  • Dr. Raheela Javed
  • Dr. Islam Bahadur
  • Dr. Aziz Un Nisa

How can I book an appointment with a Family Physician in Rawalpindi?

Click here to book an appointment with a top Family Physician in Rawalpindi. Or, you can also call at 0518151800 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

What is the fee range of the best Family Physicians in Rawalpindi?

The fee for the top Family Physicians in Rawalpindi ranges from Rs. 1,000 to 3,000. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Family Physician in Rawalpindi through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Family Physician do?

General physicians are concerned with primary care with regards to biological ailments, behavioral problems and clinical issues faced by the patients.

Family physicians in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi are also responsible for dispensing care for the society at large, without any biases hindering their commitment to serve.

They are concerned with treating the most common ailments in the community, like diabetes, TB, asthma, etc. These experts also deal with seasonal problems like flu, cold, heatstroke etc.

They also handle disease breakout, for example, dengue fever, and other similar epidemics. Family physicians (خاندانی معالج) are also responsible for long-term care of their patients.

Family medicine specialists also make referral to specialist doctors for more complicated and specific diseases.

Which hospital is the best for Family Physician in Rawalpindi?

Top 5 Physician Hospitals in Rawalpindi are:

  • Reliance Hospital
  • Hanif Hospital (Rawalpindi)
  • Advance Diagnostic Center (Saidpur Road)
  • Dr Wajid & Dr Nayla Specialist Clinic
  • Khatoon Hospital

How do I choose a Family Physician ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Family Physician, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

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