primary care

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primary care

The initial medical care given to an outpatient by a general health care provider, especially a family physician, internist, or pediatrician, usually as part of regular, nonemergency care, and sometimes followed by referral to other medical providers.
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Noun1.primary care - the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
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pri·mar·y care

n. atención inicial del paciente.
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ANA is proud to support this legislation and we look forward to working to make sure that Representative Schwartz's vision for strengthening primary care becomes reality," Rose Gonzalez, MPS, RN, ANA's Director of Government Affairs remarked at the event.
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The primary care doctor has to be an expert in coding.
At that meeting, a majority of the 16 commissioners present supported three draft recommendations to adjust the Medicare fee schedule upward for primary care and to start a medical home pilot.

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