Primary care provider's role in my opinion should always be looking at the whole person: physical and emotional and addressing all body systems. The primary care provider focuses on preventive care and educating patient on healthy lifestyle choices. identifying and treating acute and chronic medical conditions, and providing referrals to specialist as the needs arise. I'm a health care professional, a Nurse Practitioner. Prior to being an NP I was a Registered Nurse for 8 years started at a Nursing Rehab then moved to a hospital setting. Being in healthcare brings a lot of mental and physical stress. I am a wife and mother of three children. On my spare time, I like to play with kids, walk in a neighborhood, dance hula hoop, watch movies and gardening. I read books as well on the weekends.