Primary Care Provider
What is a primary care provider?
A primary care provider (PCP) is a medical professional, such as a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, who offers primary care services. Primary care providers perform immunizations and screenings as part of routine primary care visits. Primary care providers can refer patients to specialists when needed.
Why are primary care providers important to healthcare?
Primary care providers are important because they offer comprehensive and consistent medical care to patients. They diagnose and manage a broad range of health conditions, including chronic illnesses. Primary care providers often serve as important support systems for patients and their families throughout their lives.