Primary Health Care

By: Anas Hirsi 9th hour

Basic information

  • Primary care physicians use their knowledge to interpret the results of diagnostic test.
  • Treat the mental and physical problems of people of all ages.
  • They perform complete physical exams.
  • They recognize the systems and treats common diseases and illnesses.
  • The advise individuals and families an health care and prevention practices.
  • Primary care physicians work in comfortable offices with access to medical diagnostic equipment and laboratorie.
  • They usually work between 40 and 60 hours a week due to night and weekend on-call responsibilities.
  • This 24-hour emergency coverage is usually shared with other members.
  • If they are the only physicians in a rural area, they may work many more hours.
  • About 17 percent of doctors are self-employed.

Pros and cons


  • Doctors earn from $92,780 to $166,400+ per year.
  • Treat physical problems of patients of all ages.
  • They perform physical examinations.

  • Doctors They often work long hours to provide their patients with care.
  • The long hours devoted to this job can make a family/personal life difficult for physicians.
  • The doctor need to pay great attention to clients' concerns.

what you need to succeed in this career?

Helpful high school courses are math, science, English, and social studies.

Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry classes are recommended in both High School and College.

For more information on becoming a Primary Care Physician

1133 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 888-794-7481 or 202-232-9033
Fax: 202-232-9044

American Academy of Family Physicians

Job Advertisement

Welcome to Help Human Medical Care! We are looking for a primary physician who will work between 40 and 60 hours a week, night and weekend on-call responsibilities. A candidate will need to have a state medical license. The typical salaries range from $84,790 to $166,400+ per year. Contact us The deadline is June 1, 2016.