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    #1

    see a doctor / go to the doctor

    What is the difference between 'see a doctor' and 'go to the doctor'? Is there possibly any difference?
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    #2

    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    Please write complete sentences for us to consider.

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    #3

    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    My question was general: Can be any situation in which we cannot use either of them? Or, is either of them more American or British?
    As I searched, personally I think 'see a doctor' is more usual than 'go to the doctor' is. Is it right?
    Thanks,

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    #4

    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    Please respond to Rover's comment.

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    #5

    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    Whatever the problem was, it looks like the OP has fixed it. So my answer is, there is no difference. Perhaps "go to" is more common in AmE and "see" in BrE, but it is not significant. Both would be understood on both sides of the pond.

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    #6

    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    I can't see much difference in BrE between I went to the doctor and I saw the doctor.

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    Re: see a doctor / go to the doctor

    Can there be any situation in which we cannot use either of them?
    DOCTOR'S RECEPTIONIST TO PHARMACEUTICAL FiRM'S SALES REP: 'You can see the doctor when the next patient comes out'.

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