What does primary care mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. primary care(noun)

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


  1. primary care(Noun)

    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.


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Keith Humphreys:

    The reality of American healthcare is that mental health has to be done in primary care.

  2. Raj Patel:

    Our priority is to ensure that patients receive the highest quality primary care services at all times.

  3. Brian Marcotte:

    Telehealth can become an extension of primary care to free up physicians to focus on more complicated issues.

  4. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:

    This is a recommendation to screen all adults in the primary care setting, including pregnant and postpartum women.

  5. Andrea Christopher:

    That was dramatically different from what I saw as a primary care physician in Boise, Idaho, when Idaho did not choose to expand.

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