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Definitions for primary care
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. primary carenoun

    the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)

Wiktionary

  1. primary carenoun

    The medical attention that a patient receives upon first contact with a healthcare system; either a general practitioner or the A&E or ER department of a hospital.

Wikipedia

  1. Primary care

    Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider. Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients within a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need. Patients commonly receive primary care from professionals such as a primary care physician (general practitioner or family physician), a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner. In some localities, such a professional may be a registered nurse, a pharmacist, a clinical officer (as in parts of Africa), or an Ayurvedic or other traditional medicine professional (as in parts of Asia). Depending on the nature of the health condition, patients may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care.

ChatGPT

  1. primary care

    Primary care is the basic or general healthcare provided by a doctor or other medical professional who has first contact with a patient. It often encompasses a broad range of healthcare services including prevention, wellness, diagnosis, treatment, health education and counseling. These services are typically provided by general practitioners, family physicians, internists, pediatricians, and in some cases, obstetrician-gynecologists. Primary care is intended to be long-term, patient-centered, and comprehensive, ensuring that the patient's overall health and well-being are addressed.

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  1. Primary care

    Primary care is the health care given by a health care provider. Typically this provider acts as the principal point of consultation for patients within a health care system and coordinates other specialists that the patient may need. Such a professional can be a primary care physician, such as a general practitioner or family physician, or depending on the locality, health system organization, and patient's discretion, they may see a pharmacist, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, a nurse, a clinical officer, or an Ayurvedic or other traditional medicine professional. Depending on the nature of the health condition, patients may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primary care in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primary care in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of primary care in a Sentence

  1. Majid Ezzati:

    Policies that enable people in the poorest countries to access healthier foods — particularly reducing salt intake and making fruit and vegetables more affordable and accessible — alongside improving detection by expanding universal health coverage and primary care, and ensuring uninterrupted access to effective drugs, must be financed and implemented to slow the growing epidemic of high blood pressure in low - and middle-income countries.

  2. Michael Bennet:

    I feel awfully lucky that I had health insurance. It did cost $ 92,000, and if my family hadn't been insured, it would have been a disaster for us -- and it would have been a real disaster for most American families, i think about not only that, but what it would mean if you were an American citizen and you didn't have a primary care doctor who could give you a screening that let you know I had cancer.

  3. Ann Kurth:

    It’s a great opportunity for primary care clinicians to identify people who are at a higher risk to be counseled about prevention and treated if needed.

  4. Cameron Webb:

    One of the really important pieces of this initiative is it helps create for them a pathway to get access to these therapeutics and to do so through an appropriate prescriber, as per the FDA, of course, for folks who do have a primary care provider and they're able to get in touch with them, by all means, absolutely reach out to your provider, the person who knows you really well.

  5. Mike Kelly:

    When I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms earlier this week, I consulted my primary care physician. My doctor ordered a test for COVID-19, which I obtained at the drive-through testing site at Butler Memorial Hospital. My test came back positive this afternoon. Thank you to my doctor Bill DiCuccio and the staff at Butler Memorial for their excellent care. My symptoms remain mild, and I will serve the 16th district from home until I fully recover. Additionally, my staff is tele-working and still available to constituents who need assistance.


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