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Primary Care definition

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by corona 247, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. corona 247

    corona 247 SDN Angel
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    I wanted to ask all of you how you would define Primary Care. I am interviewing at a few DO schools in the next few weeks, and heard that this was a typical ques. asked.

    I know what the fields of primary are ( family, ob/gun, internal, psy) but not really what makes them Primary.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. Adapt

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    As I understand it, FP, IM, and peds are primary care fields because patients see them first. If the illness is really bad, then the primary care physician can refer them to a specialist and that would be secondary care.
     
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    They primary care fields are IM, FP, Peds, Ob/Gyn and sometimes Psych is considered PC for certain types of scholarships(NHSC, ect..) but it really is not.
     
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