family doctor

noun

Definition of family doctor 

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family

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Since then, Masel said, the practice has spread to family doctors, geriatricians, neurologists, and other physicians; the university has also created a code in the electronic health record to note when patients are recording their conversations. Casey Ross, STAT, "More patients are taking home recordings of their doctor visits. But who else could listen?," 18 May 2018 The family doctor, David Hosack, employed an unorthodox treatment of hot baths of Peruvian bark and alcohol and saved the boy's life. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, "The True Point of Searching for Alien Life; the Misuse of Genetics and Other New Science Books," 3 July 2018 When Gillian was 8 years old, her hyperactivity — which earned her the nickname Wriggle-Bottom — led her mother to take her to a family doctor. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Gillian Lynne, Choreographer of ‘Cats,’ Is Dead at 92," 2 July 2018 When Gillian was 8 years old, her hyperactivity — which earned her the nickname Wriggle-Bottom — led her mother to take her to a family doctor. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Gillian Lynne, 92, choreographer of ‘Cats’," 8 July 2018 As graduation season ushers forth future leaders, a spiritual ceremony honored two new family doctors trained in Seattle. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Indian Health Board’s residency program celebrates its graduates," 30 June 2018 In Taungoo, a midsized city in the Burmese plains, she is mostly known as a family doctor. The Economist, "After two years of civilian rule, Myanmar’s politicians are gloomy," 5 Apr. 2018 He is listed as a family doctor on the company’s website. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Doctor is accused of sending 'sexually motivated' messages to Newport Harbor High School cheerleaders," 19 June 2018 The idea for the canoe trip and movie were hatched in September 2015, when the extended Dappen family was gathered for Nate’s wedding to Amanda Dappen, a family doctor now in residency at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Father, sons finish canoe trip 43 years later," 16 June 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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