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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About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider," he said, "and about half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are 'medically homeless' and do not have a personal physician.
The co-pays for primary care provider visits will vary based on the member s plan.
If I am a primary care provider who doesn't feel adequately prepared to deal with a patient in the middle of a suicidal crisis, I can use the treatment locator to find a specialized behavioral health provider within a certain radius and immediately link to that person right off in the app and get that patient in for an appointment or an emergency visit," Robert Carrol, an advanced practice registered nurse and a member of the app's research and development team, said in an interview.
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.
The office-based primary care provider, however, must use the Medicare reimbursement also to cover the overhead of running the office.
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.
Have mom discuss this with her primary care provider as well.
Carbonell deals with the routine scrapes and bruises, but she also finds herself taking on roles of primary care provider, counselor, friend And surrogate parent to the more than 2,500 students she cares for in three Lancaster schools.

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