Primary care providers (PCP) are health care practitioners who treat people with common non-emergency medical problems. They also provide preventative care, suggest healthy lifestyle choices and refer patients to medical specialists as needed. PCPs can be physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists and ob-gyns.1
1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. 2011-07-28. URL:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001939.htm. Accessed: 2011-07-28.