|Data Source:||Social Explorer; County Health Rankings & Roadmaps|
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; Health Data 2015: Technical Documentation|
|Health Data: Technical Documentation -> Subject Definitions -> T4: Health Care Providers|
Primary care physicians include practicing physicians (M.D.'s) specializing in general practice medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. The measure represents the number of primary care physicians and the rate of primary care physicians per 100,000 population. Access to care requires not only financial coverage, but also, access to providers.
Mental health providers include psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and advanced practice nurses who specialize in mental health care. The measure represents the number of mental health providers and rate of mental health providers per 100,000 population.
The measure represents the number of dentists and the rate of dentists per 100,000 population. Dentists are classified by county, but dentists living on the edge of counties or who practice in multiple locations may see patient populations that reside in surrounding counties.