Primary Care Physician
A primary care physician is one who has specialized education and training in family medicine, general practice or another first-level-of-care area. Primary care physicians are those who provide patients with any/all of the following:
- routine healthcare (including annual physical examinations and immunizations)
- treatment for acute medical conditions
- initial care for conditions that may become more serious or chronic in nature
While your primary care physician may treat and/or diagnose your disease, he/she may refer you to a specialist for more specialized treatment of certain aspects of a disease.