Health Care Physician
A primary health care physician, or family doctor, is usually the first medical practitioner contacted by a patient, due to factors such as ease of communication, accessible location, familiarity and issues of cost and managed care requirements.
Ideally, the primary care physician acts on behalf of the patient to collaborate specialist referrals, coordinate the care given by varied organizations such as hospitals or rehabilitation clinics, act as a comprehensive repository for the patients records, and provide long-term management of chronic conditions. Continuous care is particularly important for patients with medical conditions that encompass multiple organ systems and require prolonged treatment and monitoring, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Family doctors also perform minor procedures such as stitches and mole removal, when necessary.
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