primary physician

primary physician

1 the physician who usually takes care of a patient.
2 the physician who first sees a patient for the care of a given health problem.
3 a family practice physician or general practitioner. See also family medicine.
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Primary Physician Partners (PPP), covering the north and west portions of the metro area, and South Metro Primary Care (SMPC), covering the south and east areas, are joining forces as PHPprime to provide coordinated and innovative health care to the approximately 375,000 Coloradoans they serve with primary medical care.
The program became effective January 1, 2014 and includes Denver-area doctors affiliated with Primary Physician Partners and South Metro Primary Care.
Some 34% of individuals are motivated to reduce their health plan costs rather than keep their primary physician, maintains a HealthPocket consumer survey.
Dr Metzger is not Mrs Jackson's primary physician and her regular doctor said he wasn't made aware of the house call.
WORCESTER - Primary Physician Partners got a report card from its patients recently, and the grades were good.
The study findings also demonstrate that "research and health care planning that relies solely on the AMA Masterfile for primary physician counts will not accurately measure the primary care workforce," they said.
I continued to see my primary physician and the dermatologist.
Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment.
Because the outcome will, most of the time, be predictable, it can be difficult for an individual primary physician to prove his worth.
I suggest you to discuss with your primary physician the possibilities to change your medication to another more favourable agent.
The proposed contract also includes flexible spending accounts and an annual wellness incentive program offering a potential annual benefit of $250 for employees who complete a health risk assessment and appointment with their primary physician.
Chapters address why an estate plan is necessary, how to select, prepare for and sign a will, preparing and changing a living trust, preparing a designation of primary physician, organ donation form, or quitclaim deed, and much more.

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