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PCP

PCP (Primary care provider) is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems. This person is usually a doctor, but may be a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.

PDD

PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) is used to refer to children who have significant problems with communication and play, and some difficulty interacting with others, but are too social to be considered autistic. It's sometimes referred to as a milder form of autism.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is an area within a hospital specializing in the care of critically ill infants, children, and teenagers.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is used to refer to children who have significant problems with communication and play, and some difficulty interacting with others, but are too social to be considered autistic. It's sometimes referred to as a milder form of autism.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

PICU

PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) is an area within a hospital specializing in the care of critically ill infants, children, and teenagers.

PPO

PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) is a type of health insurance arrangement that allows plan participants relative freedom to choose the doctors and hospitals they want to visit.

Preferred Provider Organization

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) is a type of health insurance arrangement that allows plan participants relative freedom to choose the doctors and hospitals they want to visit.

Primary Care Provider

Primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems. This person is usually a doctor, but may be a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.

PT

PT (Physical Therapy) is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

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