Is ER Medicine part of Primary Care?

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  1. Pursuing MD

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    Hello all...I just wanted to know if ER medicine is considered a part of primary care (along with Peds, internal medicine, Ob/Gyn; am I missing any?)? Thanks!
     
  2. Dr/\/\om

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    I've not seen EM included as primary care, even though much of the scope of their practice is "primary-care-type" medicine.
     
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    yes......in the state of kansas it is considered primary care. ER is very much primary care with occasional true emergencies.

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    It is not considered a primary care field by the US Govt for purposes of primary care scholarships, etc. Although it should be, since most of what we do is primary care medicine, it is not.
     

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