- medical care by a physician, or other health-care professional, who is the patient's first contact with the health-care system and who may recommend a specialist if necessary.
Origin of primary care
Examples from the Web for primary care
Contemporary Examples of primary care
He says the psychiatric resident did ask her to see her primary-care physician.Why House Stenographer Dianne Reidy Snapped
October 17, 2013
With Obamacare on the horizon and a growing shortage of primary-care physicians rising fast, nurses could fill the void.
The work is ceaseless and routine to the point of tedium—and almost half of primary-care physicians are burnt out.
Incredibly, there is much more money flagged for that goal than for easing the critical shortage of primary-care physicians.Health Care's Next Crisis
Dr. Abraham Verghese
March 24, 2009
- The initial medical care given by a health care provider to a patient, especially as part of regular, ambulatory care, and sometimes followed by referral to other medical providers.