"initial application" / "primary application"

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milan2003_07

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Hi,

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

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You visit doctors. "Initial visit" would work.
 

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

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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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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"?

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Consultation.
 

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You can say 'visit as a new patient'.

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