I'm fetching a patient with this query.

PHP Code:
$patient PAMWF::$db->queryFirstRow("
    SELECT patients.recordid AS patientid, lastname, firstname, middlename, 
    birthdate, gender, legacyid, married,
    street, section, city, 
    addresses.state AS state, 
    zipcode, route, number
FROM patients
    JOIN personal ON (patients.parentid = personal.recordid)
    JOIN addresses ON (addresses.parentid = personal.recordid AND addressType = 'P')
    JOIN phone ON (phone.parentid = personal.recordid AND phone.isPrimary = 1)                    
WHERE patients.recordid = 
{$_SESSION['patients']['recordid']}
GROUP BY patients.recordid
LIMIT 1"
); 
If the patient has no primary phone number the query returns an empty result. I still need to display the address and patient name in this event. This can also be caused by the address information being incomplete although that shouldn't normally arise due to validation by the php script as the data is gathered.

So, is there a way to avoid splitting this query into two calls (one for the patient data, one for phone number)?

(I'll split it for now, but I'm curious to see if it can be done.)