Primary care provider is a an individual that provides care of common medical conditions. By establishing care with a PCP with regular health maintenance. This individual is most commonly a doctor but can be a Physician assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
A PCP is your main health care provider in non-emergency situations. Your PCP’s role is to:
- Provide preventive care and teach healthy lifestyle choices
- Identify and treat common medical conditions
- Assess the urgency of your medical problems and direct you to the best place for that care
- Make referrals to medical specialists when necessary
At GHC clinics, we provide care for health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, and diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic disease.
Primary care practices provide health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings