GP Family Doctor

Erik

English speaking GP in Javea

In Clinica La Ermita is located Dr. Erik Rempt, Dutch family doctor and English speaking GP in Javea.

A general practitioner, or GP, is a medical practitioner who provides primary patient care and who specialises in family medicine. A general practitioner treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education for men and women of all ages. General practitioners have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues.

General practice in The Netherlands and Belgium is considered fairly advanced. A “huisarts” (literally, a home doctor) administers all first-line care, and makes referrals when required. His task is to listen to his patients and the concerns they have with their health, while keeping an overview of the whole situation.

A GP’s strengths include:

– having the knowledge and experience to decide when referral to a specialist is required
– understanding the total picture of a patient, including his surroundings and his family

In general, the family doctor is able to treat about 90 % of the problems that he is presented with and refer the rest.