We hear more and more about the necessity of registering at a GP , but we know what is its purpose ? We know how we can help and what factors should influence the choice of doctor ? The family doctor has to oversee and maintain health , to detect a chronic disease in the initial stages , to prevent and treat complications of disease . Must be counselor , confidant and psychotherapist patient who best knows the patient , understanding his problems on all levels : physical, mental , material and family . The family doctor is to foster respect for life , taking care of body, mind and promotes a healthy lifestyle .