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Types of Primary Care Providers

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Types of Primary Care Providers

There are various types of primary care providers who are responsible for the ongoing healthcare of patients. Each of them is capable of acting as the point of entry for the patient into the health system for advice or referrals.

  • Primary care physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Family practice doctor
  • Internal medicine doctor
  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician
  • Geriatrician
  • Pediatrician

Each of these practitioners typically has a certain patient group with which they are most suited. They have a deeper knowledge of the health conditions that commonly affect these patients.

The primary care physician or general practitioner is the most common type of primary healthcare provider, and has the most general knowledge of patient illnesses, along with the widest variability in their patients.

It is important to note that non-primary care physicians do not offer the same degree of comprehensive and ongoing care as they relate to particular medical specialities. Primary care providers who are not physicians do offer some services at first contact, such as dietetic and lifestyle changes for diabetics and cardiac patients.

However, they function best as part of a team involved with primary health care.

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