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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As the primary physician at Wellness Family Medicine Gordon Early believes in the potential to prevent many of the illnesses that Americans experience through lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, exercise and nutritional supplementation.
The primary physician grew through his quality and caring of patients and offering specialized treatments, such as ADHD and Allergy testing, not offered in similar practices.
The star's primary physician Dr Michael Schulenberg and addiction specialist Dr Howard Kornfeld have been speaking to police.
The pair are his primary physician Dr Michael Schulenberg and addiction specialist Dr Howard Korn, said US website TMZ.
But the decision to use aspirin should be carefully discussed with an individual's primary physician and should be weighed against the expected long-term risks of bleeding with aspirin.
As part of MOMA, Maccabi will provide chronic patients a service of advanced multi-disciplinary support and care through a national call center in coordination with the client's primary physician and other community-based resources.
The program became effective January 1, 2014 and includes Denver-area doctors affiliated with Primary Physician Partners and South Metro Primary Care.
For instance, they say, a recent survey by the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) found that 46% of respondents received information about clinical trials from the Internet compared with just 20% receiving this information from a primary physician and 20% from a specialty care physician.
Some 34% of individuals are motivated to reduce their health plan costs rather than keep their primary physician, maintains a HealthPocket consumer survey.
WORCESTER - Primary Physician Partners got a report card from its patients recently, and the grades were good.
Two years later, the woman's abdominal pain returned, and, over the next 8 months, her primary physician sent her for several magnetic resonance imaging scans that revealed little change in the lower pelvis.
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.

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