- the physician,
- the office visit,
- the lab,
- the nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant,
- a phone call or instant message from a health coach,
- a capitation or an E&M code,
- an algorithm,
- a blood pressure, blood glucose, or daily weight,
- a discussion board, or
- a wellness class.
Primary care is how they all fit together. It is the platform.
A platform for maintaining and improving the health (not just the health care) of each patient.
The exciting thing—the platform is only just developing.
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