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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.

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  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. Robert Centor:

    Somebody has to step up, if you’re a primary care physician, it’s incumbent on you to have the discussion with patients before and especially after they get sick about goals. If we don’t know a patient’s goals, they can’t get the best possible care.

  2. Andrew Freeman:

    But I tell people it's always a wise idea to either visit with their primary care doctor or their cardiologist before they begin on any ambitious exercise program -- including Peloton, which I would argue is quite ambitious.

  3. Don Lloyd-Jones:

    Since heart attacks and strokes are by far our leading cause of death and disability, I'm not sure there are much more important things you'd want to talk to your primary care doctor about.

  4. Richard Isaacson:

    People can take control of their brain health by making active changes in their daily life, it's not just all about exercise, diet, sleep and stress, but it's also medical conditions that primary care doctors can help optimize and treat -- like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

  5. Betul Hatipoglu:

    If the test in this study proves effective with more research, it is going to help get many individuals, especially young adults, who are not going to see a primary care provider unless they are sick, i can also see this helping men in their 30s who don't see anybody except to get their teeth cleaned, or women who only go to the OB-gyn to get an annual checkup or prenatal care and don't think about anything else.


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