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Primary Care Physician - Family Medicine

Primary Care Physician - Family Medicine


The Primary Care Physician - Family Medicine provides direct primary medical care to children and adult patients.

Specific responsibilities included but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for providing physician services, including assessing and managing patients in the health center within the scope of licensing, training, and credentialing.
  • Works in conjunction with the chief medical officer, administrative management, practice manager, clinical nurse manager, and medical team to facilitate patient care.
  • Diagnoses and treats variety of diseases and injuries seen in general practice.
  • Exercises independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of medical processes or treatments.
  • Examines patients, using medical instruments and equipment.
  • Orders or executes various tests and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.
  • Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination and diagnoses conditions.
  • Administers or prescribes treatments and drugs.
  • Inoculates and vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases.
  • Advises patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
  • Educates patient and families regarding planned diagnostic procedures, medications, and treatments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes patient responses to the disease process or therapeutic or diagnostic interventions.
  • Promotes timely and compassionate communication between families and health care team.
  • Refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners for specialized treatment as indicated.
  • Reports births, deaths, and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities as required.
  • May conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, participation in summer or recreational camp or eligibility for insurance coverage.
  • Maintains current and complete documentation in medical records that accurately reflect care and services provided to patients
  • Accurately assigns Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes and ICD Diagnosis codes.
  • May participate in the clinical experience of medical students, interns, residents, and graduate nurses as appropriate.
  • Participates in health center peer and other review activities.
  • Remains knowledgeable in current clinical industry standards for their particular specialty and incorporates this information into health center’s standards of practice. 
  • Updates practice through continuing education by attending conferences, rounds, reports, lectures, journal clubs and regional/national professional conferences.
  • Serves on health care facility committees as required (e.g., Quality Assurance, Infection Control, Complaints Committee).
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable program statues, regulations and appropriate insurance billing practices.
  • Ensures fulfillment of the health center’s commitment for ensuring quality care.
  • Professionally represent Advantage Care Health Centers within the community and press.
  • Seeks professional growth opportunities that enhance professional practice through both formal and informal activities.
  • Participates in On Call and emergency coverage as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Chief Medical Officer.