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Primary Care Question...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BUmiken12, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. BUmiken12

    BUmiken12 Senior Member
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    Would an ER doctor be considered a primary care physician?
     
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  3. tBw

    tBw totally deluded
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    depends by whom. not for National Health Scolarships. Some states do categorize ER as primary care for state support.
     
  4. Bikini Princess

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    :) depends on the socio-economic status of your patients!

    honestly, no. technically, ER isn't primary care. i understand that an ER physician cannot be designated as a pcp. practically, however, they may end up being a "primary care" doctor for people with no health insurance.. :)
     
  5. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist
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    Yup. I've heard ER docs say that 40-50% of their patients are not emergencies, but people who rely on the ER for primary care.
     

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