primary care provider

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Noun1.primary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disabilityprimary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
health profession - the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
bonesetter - someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones
electrologist - someone skilled in the use of electricity to remove moles or warts or hair roots
medical assistant - a person trained to assist medical professionals
medical man, medical practitioner - someone who practices medicine
nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
druggist, pharmacist, pill pusher, pill roller, apothecary, chemist - a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
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By contrast, patients in the primary care provider group lowered their average glucose concentrations by 0.
It can take 6-8 months for an NP to enroll in an MCO's primary care provider network and be approved to receive reimbursement.
The bill defines "certified medical assistant" as "an individual who: (i) is a is a graduate of a post-secondary medical assisting education program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or its successor, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, or its successor or such other certificate program as the commissioner of public health shall approve; (ii) is employed in the medical practice of a licensed primary care provider; and (iii) who performs basic administrative, clerical, and clinical duties upon the specific authorization and under the direct supervision of a licensed primary care provider.
In an unpublished prospective study of 202 AccessDerm consultations in which the primary care provider was asked in submitting the case to provide thoughts regarding diagnosis and management, the Penn dermatology consultants overturned the primary care providers' opinions in the majority of instances.
Such policies include whether NPs are recognized as primary care providers and included by health plans in provider networks and whether NPs can bill and be paid directly.
NJ-HITEC was established through this grant to serve at least 5,000 primary care providers during the next four years.
New plans will allow patients the choice of any primary care provider available.
In addition, vaccination was positively associated with neighborhood income, Medicaid status, number of primary care provider or emergency department visits, influenza vaccination and drug allergies (1.
Older individuals had higher rates of contact with a primary care provider than younger people (Am.
Given the number of Certified Nurse Practitioners with independent practices, the failure to acknowledge them as having the ability to be a primary care provider in a "medical home" restricts patient access and choice.
The VA will hire or contract with doctors of chiropractic to offer patient evaluations and chiropractic care for neuromusculosketetal conditions in consultation with VA primary care providers.
Here are a few tips to share with your clients to help keep that queasy feeling at bay, but please have Mom check with her primary care provider.

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