Physicians work with patients to educate them about their illnesses, injuries, health conditions and preventative measures such as diet, fitness and smoking cessation. They also teach and work as administrators at medical centers and engage in medical research.
A medical doctor's responsibilities include:
Diagnosing diseases, illnesses, and/or conditions
Assessing the need for therapies and/or medicines and prescribing them
Providing information to patients and families regarding diagnosis and treatment goals
Monitoring patient progress and response to therapies and/or treatments
Maintaining patient records and accurate information