A primary care provider, also known as a PCP or primary physician offers the first amount of care once a patient decides to seek service from the health care system. Once initial examinations and care is provided, a PCP may refer the patient to more specific and specialized treatment. PCP's include internists, family doctors and those practicing general medicine.

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP): "Once Rebecca finished her training, she made the decision to become a Primary Care Provider."
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