primary care doctor

A doctor who manages a person's health care over time. A primary care doctor is able to give a wide range of care, including prevention and treatment, can discuss cancer treatment choices, and can refer a patient to a specialist.

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  • primary care doctor — ➡ primary care physician * * * …   Universalium

  • primary care physician — (also primary care doctor) n (in the US) a general doctor who is the first person a patient visits in the health care system. Primary care physicians treat illnesses and injuries which are not serious or send the patient to a specialist. They… …   Universalium

  • primary care — n [U] basic medical treatment that you receive from a doctor who is not a ↑specialist ▪ a primary care physician (=a doctor who provides primary care) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • primary care — noun uncount medical treatment and advice that you get in your local community from a doctor or nurse, rather than treatment from a SPECIALIST: primary care providers a primary care physician …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Primary care physician — A primary care physician, or PCP, is a physician/medical doctor who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or… …   Wikipedia

  • primary care — noun the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere) • Hypernyms: ↑medical care, ↑medical aid * * * noun [noncount] : medical care from the doctor who sees a patient first and provides basic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary care physician — noun the physician who provides primary care the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system • Hypernyms: ↑doctor, ↑doc, ↑physician, ↑MD, ↑Dr., ↑medico * * * primary ˌcare phyˈsician 8 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary care — noun Primary care is used before these nouns: ↑doctor, ↑physician …   Collocations dictionary

  • primary care — UK / US noun [uncountable] medical treatment and advice that you get in your local community from a doctor or nurse, rather than treatment from a specialist primary care providers …   English dictionary

  • Direct primary care — In the USA Direct Primary Care (DPC) is primary care offered direct to the consumer, without insurance intervention. It is an umbrella term which incorporates various health care delivery systems that involve direct financial relationships… …   Wikipedia

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