family doctor

noun

Definition of family doctor

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family

Examples of family doctor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lonergan's family doctor, Richard Mulvaney, a no-nonsense former Army doctor who had won a Bronze Star during the Korean War, was heralded as a campaign hero. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 9 Nov. 2021 Child Protective Services had been called one month earlier about injuries to the child during her visit to the family doctor. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 And the state plans to offer support to family doctor and pediatrician offices, which the department found was a top place parents’ wanted to take their kids. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Among them were a family doctor and a police sergeant nearing death in Southern California whose cases demonstrate both the promise and the clinical and ethical challenges of the therapy. New York Times, 12 July 2021 Child Protective Services had been called one month earlier about injuries to the child during her visit to the family doctor. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 Start with your family doctor, and depending on the age of your child, a pediatrician. Hansa Bhargava, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Child Protective Services had been called one month earlier about injuries to the child during her visit to the family doctor. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, 8 Sep. 2021 One of Tobin’s students was Janet Yellen, the daughter of a Brooklyn family doctor, who is now the Secretary of the Treasury. Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker, 26 July 2021

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First Known Use of family doctor

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of family doctor was in 1756

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“Family doctor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20doctor. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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family doctor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of family doctor

: a doctor who treats the members of a family : a doctor who provides general medical care for people of all ages

family doctor

noun

Medical Definition of family doctor

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family in time of medical need

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