What is Primary Care Physician?

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A primary care physician, or PCP, is a physician/medical doctor who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 17 10
Fibromyalgia 9 5
Digestive problems 6 4
Back pain 2 2
Bipolar disorder 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Primary Care Physician

Side effect Patients
Costly (ie money or time) 1
Low blood pressure 1
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1
Reaction to medication 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Primary Care Physician

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
every 3 months 1
every 8 weeks 1
every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Primary Care Physician

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Primary Care Physician

Duration

Currently using Primary Care Physician

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Primary Care Physician

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 6
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Primary Care Physician

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diagnostic reasons)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Great doctor!! Recommend to anyone. PrimeCare SMMC Biddeford, ME

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Nov 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for digestive problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Changing PCP to make my medical records work better and using Communtiy Health System as my care provider and hospital.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for digestive problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dr Durell is helping me get dianosised with the correct auto immune disease causng my fibromyalgia and is also treating my high blood pressure and weight issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (costly (ie money or time))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Trust your doctor.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: costly (ie money or time)

Mar 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Your doctor has taken the Hypocaratic Oath. He/She can't let you suffer. You have to tell your doctor how you feel. Only you know.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: costly (ie money or time)

Mar 18, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (costly (ie money or time))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Always let your doctor know exactly how you are doing. Only you can gauge how you feel. They have taken the Hypocratic Oath-they can't tell on you so spill your guts and tell them everything!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: costly (ie money or time)

  • 0 helpful marks
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