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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Table 1 shows the role of primary care providers and specialists for several hospital regions in Montana.
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;
According to an analysis using 1999 survey data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, (1) primary care providers are thus missing opportunities to counsel their adolescent patients.
Specialists may play the role of primary care provider for the latter and for patients who have severe chronic illnesses.
For the first time, all health insurers in Massachusetts are required by law to recognize nurse practitioners as primary care providers, allowing consumers to choose them to coordinate and direct their care.
While some skill is required in managing access, which is essentially the role that primary care providers are being delegated under managed care systems, it is not the final evolution for these providers.
The patient acquisition newsletter, sent to individuals without the healthcare organization as their primary care provider, helped bring in 458 new individuals, resulting in an estimated $117,725 post marketing profit.
CHS operates a 142-bed pediatric hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, plus an ambulatory care pavilion, two urgent care centers, and is the majority owner of a pediatric primary care provider system.
Research by our company has shown that the primary care provider typically gets 6-8 percent of each dollar spent directly on health care.
Since opening nine clinics last fall, we've treated over 3,000 patients - roughly 40 percent uninsured and 30 percent without a primary care provider - and have received a 98 percent patient satisfaction rating.
The primary care provider then determines the necessity of the patient's seeing a specialist and makes the referral within the contracted network or employed group (in the case of a group model.
A licensed primary care provider in Washington, Daenell specializes in women's health, digestion, inflammatory conditions, and surgical support.

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