Role of primary care physician in health promotion and education


  • Marwah Yakoop Abdullah Department of Family Medicine, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Samaher Ali Alshehri Health Center in the Great Holy Mosque of Mecca, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Haneen Ali Mahnashi Al Habjayah Primary Healthcare, Ministry of Health, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Saeed Saad Alshahrani Department of Emergency Medicine, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia
  • Shahad Saad Alkhaldi Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
  • Saad Munawwikh Alshammari Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Renad Sultan Alotaibi Ain Shams Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Razan Muneer Qutub College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah Yahya Jamhan Department of Emergency Medicine, 360 Clinics, Abha, Saudi Arabia
  • Sarah Abbas Alhussain College of Medicine, İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ahmad Khaled Abdulqader College of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Moaid Khalid Binmahri Department of Family Medicine, Rabigh General Hospital, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia



Primary, Care, Health, Promotion


Undisputedly, healthy behaviours and lifestyles have a positive impact on health outcomes, and its individual, social, environmental, and cultural determinants are well understood. Primary care physicians can effectively intervene with patients to encourage healthy behaviour through numerous chances. Regular clinical practice includes health promotion as a necessary element.  Health systems can support a person's health requirements through primary health care, including illness prevention, treatment, palliative care, and more. This approach also guarantees that the delivery of healthcare is centred on patients' needs and supports their preferences. Regular care must incorporate health promotion strategies if the healthcare system is to be effective. Giving individuals the information, they need to improve and take better control of their health is the goal of health promotion. Primary care physicians are the immediate contact with the community which makes them the ideal candidates for health promotion and education. The purpose of this research is to review the available information about the role of primary care physician in health promotion and education. Health promotion and education is necessary for the prevention of diseases as it aids in educating population regarding diseases and risk factors. Also, because of its accessibility to care and continuity of treatment, primary healthcare is in a prime position to potentially intervene to modify unhealthy habits. Primary care physicians being first line of contact plays a key role in this regard. Although further research is needed for the implementation of health promotion and education strategies by primary care physicians.



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How to Cite

Abdullah, M. Y., Alshehri, S. A., Mahnashi, H. A., Alshahrani, S. S., Alkhaldi, S. S., Alshammari, S. M., Alotaibi, R. S., Qutub, R. M., Jamhan, A. Y., Alhussain, S. A., Abdulqader, A. K., & Binmahri, M. K. (2022). Role of primary care physician in health promotion and education. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(12), 4705–4709.



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