Develops and documents a plan of care for each patient, including a complete medical history, a physical examination, diagnosis of the causes of injuries and illnesses, appropriate treatment and/or referral, and hospital visitations when necessary. Makes informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on patient information, current scientific evidence, clinical judgment and patient preference. Prescribes and performs competently all medical procedures considered essential for the scope of practice.
Medical School graduate with a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an approved medical school, or possession of Standard Certificates as issued by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates. Possesses an active, unrestricted medical license in the state(s) of practice as issued by the medical licensing authority of that state. Maintains all relevant licensure commensurate with his/her professional responsibilities.