Definition of primary care physician noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


primary care physician

; NAmE
(abbreviation PCP) (especially North American English) Medical staff
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a doctor who provides primary care advice on choosing a good primary care physician a shortage of primary care physicians See related entries: Medical staff Culture Primary care physicians treat illnesses and injuries which are not serious or send the patient to a specialist. They also help patients to manage long-term illnesses and provide health education information. compare GP
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