PRIMARY CARE

Primary care is the first course of care once a patient decides to seek help from a hospital, clinic or other health care facility....

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP)

A primary care provider, also known as a PCP or primary physician offers the first amount of care once a patient decides to seek...

PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY

Primary Care Psychology is designed to provide psychological services within the setting of a clinic, private or public hospital or in association with a...

PRIMARY CARETAKER STANDARD

Utilized in child custody disputes, the primary caretaker standard evaluates each parent and generally awards custody to that parent that has taken on the...

PSYCHIATRIST

A highly trained physician who holds a specialty in diagnosing, treating and study of mental disorders. Training (in the United States) includes 4 years...

REFERRAL

Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred.

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated...

SANGUINE TYPE

Proposed by Roman physician Galen (129-215), one of the four types of constitution and temperament. Galen espoused the belief that a ruddy complexion...

SCHOOL COUNSELING

Support, provided by or outside the school to pupils, family, and other caregivers, which focuses primarily on pupils' educational, individual, interpersonal, and occupation modification,...

SECONDARY CARE

Provision of a specialized medical service by a physician specialist or a hospital on referral by a primary care physician. Compare with: primary...

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