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Responsibilities of Primary Care Physicians

What Responsibilities Do Primary Care Physicians Have?

The duties & responsibilities of primary care physicians are as follows:

1. to directly provide regular primary care to patients;

2. to develop and control the plan of regular health check-ups and compliance with treatment modes, interpret basic medical test results, prescribe medicines and offer treatment interventions;

3. to provide urgent care to patients who require immediate treatment;

4. to make referrals to specialists (secondary or tertiary) as the patient's condition indicates;

5. to coordinate the participation of specialists and other care units in the patient's treatment;

6. to manage patients with dangerous communicable diseases in accordance with the law;

7. to provide preventive care in accordance with the law;

8. to consult and give advice on a healthy lifestyle;

9. to implement measures to ensure individual and population-wide protection against infectious diseases by immunization;

10. to assess patients’ risks of developing certain diseases and counsel on disease prevention; to develop individual screening and health monitoring programs for patients;

11. to inform patients about current national screening programs and perform other functions in accordance with the law;

12. to monitor health and provide care for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy;

13. to provide regular maternal and newborn care;

14. to provide care for patients with mental disorders, in full compliance with specialist’s recommendations;

15. to provide palliative care, including:

  • systematic pain assessment;
  • prescription of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors;
  • pain syndrome treatment;
  • issuance of prescriptions for narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors in accordance with the law;

16. to coordinate and manage laboratory tests and the collection of biological material;

17. to conduct laboratory tests, including quick screening tests;

18. to prescribe the medicines registered in accordance with the law;

19. to prepare medical records and documentation for referring patients with a permanent disability to medical and social care experts assessment and rehabilitation;

20. to issue medical certificates, forms, sick notes, statements of good health, disability certificates, etc.