Adi Heru Sutomo(1*), Mark A. Graber(2)

(1) Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
(*) Corresponding Author


1. The development of Primary Care Medicine is a reality that must soon be realized in all countries in the world, including Indonesia. For that reason alone the development of Primary Care Doctors or DLP in Indonesia does not need to be questioned any more. But many relevant questions remain. Related to this statement, if Indonesia does not want to be left behind by our neighbors, such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, India, Pakistan, Japan, and others, the improvement of medical services at the primary level should be implemented immediately. Review of Primary Care Practice and Education (RPCPE) is a published journal that accommodates various activities related to current views and studies which relate to primary care at the local, regional, national or even international level, so from that perspective the RPCPE is published. We invite and encourage anyone and from anywhere to contribute their ideas, thoughts or ideas concerning the content of this journal. Please send your criticisms and suggestions as well as any responses to the posts contained in this journal. We welcome your input for the future of DLP....... By Adi Heru Sutomo


2. Welcome to the inaugural issue of “Review of Primary Care Practice and Education” (RPCPE), the Indonesian, journal dedicated to the science and practice of Primary Care.  The recognition of Primary Care Doctors as a specialty by the government and other specialty boards has been a long time coming.  It is a great step forward for Primary Care, Primary Care Doctors and more importantly, for the people of Indonesia. Finally, this is an acknowledgment of your expertise in primary care and of all of the hard work you do every day for your patients. Recognition at the national level is only a first step.  We now have the task of developing training programs and certifications for those physicians who are already in practice..... By Mark A. Graber


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