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    #1

    "initial application" / "primary application"

    Hi,

    When you see a doctor for the first time with particular complaints, how do you call this visit: "initial application" or "primary application"?

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    You visit doctors. "Initial visit" would work.

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    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    We often see a doctor in BrE. Also, when we get to his/her surgery, the doctor sees us.

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    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    Yes, we "see" doctors in AmE, too. But we would use "visit" as the noun to describe the event. Or "consultation," if you need a big word.

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    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    We often see a doctor in BrE. Also, when we get to his/her surgery, the doctor sees us.
    Ok, then what's the noun? Reception? Should my phrase be "initial reception"?

    Thanks

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    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    Consultation.

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    #7

    Re: "initial application" / "primary application"

    You can say 'visit as a new patient'.

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