primary care provider


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primary care provider

the health care professional (physician, nurse, or other) mainly responsible for the care of a patient, particularly in an outpatient setting.

primary care provider

Abbreviation: PCP
The health care provider the nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, or physician) to whom a patient first goes to address a problem with his or her health.
See also: provider
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Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and cross tabulations to determine overall similarities and differences among MCOs that did and did not report contracting with NPs as primary care providers.
The primary care providers stated that, in the absence of teledermatology, 61% of the patients would have not had any access to dermatologic care.
Developing a community utility approach to medical home development, where local public health and social service organizations can more easily provide support to primary care providers working to become medical homes;
People enrolled in the AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) and AARP MedicareComplete Essential (HMO) plans will pay a $0 co-pay for visits with tier 1 primary care providers, as compared to $10 for tier 2 primary care providers.
Assuming Alabama implemented model legislation in 2013, a PA/NP-to-PCP ratio to Alabama's forecasted primary care provider supply that matches the composite ratio observed in Washington and Arizona is shown in Table 4.
In addition, the spokesman explains, MinuteClinic practitioners can help patients find a primary care provider in their community.
Primary care providers are urged to see their patients as partners in care, to involve families and communities, to see themselves as educators, as well as healers.
When it was broken down by who did the assessment, parents said the hospitalization could have been avoided 25% of the time, compared with 33% of the time for primary care providers and 19% of the time for the inpatient attending physician.
For males, being Hispanic and having initiated sexual activity were significantly associated with reduced odds of having seen a primary care provider for preventive care (0.
Recently, some managed care companies have begun to allow patients direct access to specialists, but they still rely on the primary care provider to coordinate and provide the bulk of the health care services.
Nurse Practitioners Recognized as Primary Care Providers
Thus, the federal health program should find a way to encourage use of primary care and to reward primary care providers, especially because the field is becoming less attractive, with fewer medical school graduates seeking family practice or primary care residencies, and more internists choosing to sub-sub-specialize, she said.

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