Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Facilities and Primary Care
Slide content:What Is Primary Care? Primary care medical specialties are Family medicine General internal medicine General pediatrics Obstetrics and gynecology Do only physicians provide primary care? Nurse practitioners Physician assistants Other mid-level providers 5
Slide notes:The basis of outpatient care is primary care. Some medical specialties are designated as primary care specialties, including family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. However, physicians are not the only providers of primary care. Primary care is also provided by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other mid-level providers. 5