Your GP will also prescribe any medication you may need. Prescriptions are filled at a pharmacy (Apotheek). Here you may find another difference: In the Netherlands, doctors are less likely to prescribe antibiotics and other medication compared to what you may be accustomed to. This article will explain the reasons for this.
Your GP coordinates the health care that you need and keeps your medical records up to date and confidential. You will need to give approval to your doctor and other medical professionals for sharing your information with others. Some GP’s provide online access to your records.