family doctor

noun

Definition of family doctor 

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family

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Seattle Indian Health Board’s residency program trains family doctors in a federally qualified community health center with a team of family and pediatric physicians, nursing professionals and traditional healers. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Indian Health Board’s residency program celebrates its graduates," 30 June 2018 A few weeks later, during Emma's routine checkup, Christina showed the lump to their family doctor. Laura Munson, Good Housekeeping, "The Cancer Her Doctors Missed," 27 Feb. 2012 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 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

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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

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Medical Definition of family doctor 

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

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