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the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)

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He is the director of Sports Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he runs the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
While these problems have dogged our medical system for years, the real trauma of the primary care shortage is yet to come.
But low pay isn't the only factor discouraging prospective primary care physicians.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are helping primary care doctors better coordinate care with patients so they get better care and we use our health care dollars more wisely," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The model includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care-delivery requirements and payment options.
Smith, Professor of Primary Care Medicine in the Department of General Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
In the beginning this will involve designing and implementing a few small-scale primary care improvement initiatives to start valuable discussions and lay the groundwork for future, larger initiatives.
With two other physicians, Garrison Bliss started Seattle Medical Associates, a direct primary care practice funded entirely by monthly subscription fees from patients.
Senior author Karen Donelan of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, indicates that the findings reflect the need for greater clarity about the roles of primary care clinicians.
Direct primary care practices offer a membership-based approach to routine and preventive care.
She chose family medicine, one of 65 UMass students graduating this year who selected a primary care specialty.
NEW ORLEANS -- Supply of primary care physicians is unlikely to meet demand when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented in 2014 and shortages will be more acute in some regions that others.
Primary care is delivered by physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, May 20th, to speak in support of the Preserving Access to Primary Care Act of 2009 (H.
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