Primary Care Doctor and PatientPrimary Care

Primary Care involves the widest scope of health care, including all ages of patients, patients of all socioeconomic and geographic origins, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, and patients will all manner of acute and chronic physical, mental and social health issues, including multiple chronic diseases. 

Continuity is a key characteristic of primary care, as patients usually prefer to consult the same practitioner for routine check-ups and preventive care, health education, and every time they require an initial consultation about a new health problem. 

Collaboration among providers is a desirable characteristic of primary care.