Entry-level care which may include diagnostic, therapeutic or preventive services.
A basic level of care usually given by doctors who work with general and family medicine, internal medicine (internists), pregnant women (obstetricians), and children (pediatricians). A nurse practitioner (NP), a State licensed registered nurse with special training, can also provide this basic level of health care.
General medical care, provided to a patient by a physician, nurse practicioner or physician's assistant. Usually this involves family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general medicine and preventive health services.