family doctor

noun

1
: a doctor regularly consulted by a family
2

Examples of family doctor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is partly because of a shortage of physicians, especially family doctors. Belinda Luscombe, TIME, 2 May 2024 As big and boisterous as our brood was, no family doctor or pediatrician ever saw our family on a regular basis. Dr. Sharon Malone, TIME, 9 Apr. 2024 The lawsuit also described how patients allegedly reported abuse to unnamed nursing assistants and family doctors and, in one instance in 2004, to Chicago police. Maggie Vespa, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024 Your family doctor can identify the cause and ensure nothing more serious happens. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 26 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for family doctor 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

family doctor

noun
1
: a doctor regularly consulted by a family in time of medical need
2

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