secondary medical care


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sec·on·dar·y med·i·cal care

medical care by a physician who acts as a consultant at the request of the primary physician.

secondary medical care

Medical care of a patient by a physician acting as a consultant. The provider of primary medical care usually refers the patient for expert or specialty consultation or for a second opinion.
See also: care
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