Primary Care Doctors, also known as Primary Care Physicians (PCPs), are usually the first doctors patients visit, most often on an outpatient basis and in non-emergency situations. With specialized training in family medicine and general medicine, these doctors handle a variety of undiagnosed general health problems, keep medical histories and medical records for their patients and provide the essential function of referring their patients to specialists when they suffer illnesses that are limited to cause, diagnosis or organ. Their diagnostic techniques include patient interviews, physical exams, collecting thorough medical histories and examining current symptoms. Primary Care Doctors also will provide routine checkups, vaccines and boosters and annual wellness.
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