Simple Definition of primary care
: medical care from the doctor who sees a patient first and provides basic treatment or decides that the patient should see another doctor
Full Definition of primary care
: health care provided by a medical professional (as a general practitioner, pediatrician, or nurse) with whom a patient has initial contact and by whom the patient may be referred to a specialist —often used attributively <a primary care physician> —called also primary health care — compare secondary care, tertiary care
Examples of primary care
He provides primary care to inner-city patients.
First Known Use of primary care
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Medical Definition of primary care
: health care provided by a medical professional (as a general practitioner or a pediatrician) with whom a patient has initial contact and by whom the patient may be referred to a specialist for further treatment—often used attributively <primary care physicians> <primary care practice> <primary care medicine>; called also primary health care; compare secondary care, tertiary care
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