Just thinking… Primary means “first,” “main,” or “most important.” Do most people think of their Primary Care Doctor that way? Maybe he or she is just the doctor or practitioner that you see for the basic and simple things, or maybe the first one you see before you get to the one who will solve the problem. The important stuff is for the Specialist.
If we’re doing it right, we Primary Care folks are not just the “first” one you see, but we’re the “main” one that holds all the parts together, taking the simple things and the complex things and relating all of them to each other and how they fit into your life. If we do it right, we are the most “important”.
Choose your Primary Care Doctor carefully.