Primary care can seem like a general, slightly ambiguous term. What does it really mean? What is a primary care provider? Well, primary care is indeed general medical care. In fact, a primary care provider — who may come from family medicine or internal medicine, depending on your needs — is specialized in diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide variety of conditions.

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