The family doctor is responsible for:
If you are ill, the family doctor is your first most important contact person. Usually, it is a general practitioner. If you go to the same doctor for many years, he/she gets to know you personally and is aware of your illnesses and life situation. Your family doctor advises you when you are ill.
Your doctor will refer you, if you need to consult a specialist for a particular illness or special treatment. For example to a specialist, to an outpatient clinic or a physiotherapy practice