The general-family doctor is a specialized doctor (in Greece the specialization lasts 4 years, in other countries 5 years), which has the responsibility to prevent and cure diseases … ..

The general practitioner visits people of all ages with any inconvenience, and he will do the investigation to take care of himself or with the assistance of a doctor of another specialty or even by referring to a hospital when this is required immediately or at a second time. Also the general-family doctor is the one who has been trained and is responsible for the health of the whole family. It is therefore a specialty with a very wide range of responsibility, including even investigating / dealing with emergencies, from the correct management of which the survival of the person who suffers is judged.