A physician is a doctor who is certified to practice clinical medicine. Physicians receive academic and specialized training at a college or university to prepare them for the responsibility of patient care. Upon graduation, a physician earns a medical doctorate (MD). Physicians examine patients, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, counsel patients on health and well-being, refer patients to other doctors when necessary, and maintain responsibility for a patient's overall treatment and care.
$109,995/year or $52.68/hour
Loma Linda University, UCLA, USC
Local: California Medical Association
National: American Medical Association
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