family doctor


Definition of family doctor

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family

Examples of family doctor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The data for online medical services revenue for 2015-2017 were referred as family doctor services. Martin Mou, WSJ, "Covid-19 Gives Boost to China’s Telemedicine Industry," 22 Oct. 2020 Bradley has been Baker's family doctor for more than 30 years. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, "Covid-19 vaccine trials have been slow to recruit Black and Latino people -- and that could delay a vaccine," 16 Aug. 2020 Dr Post is named after Viola’s family doctor, Martin Post. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby horses: Late-blooming Dr Post brings late kick to race," 25 Aug. 2020 In 2019, more than 175,000 people in Canada’s four easternmost provinces were waiting for a family doctor. Sally C. Pipes, National Review, "The Canadian Health-Care Scare," 24 Aug. 2020 Mudassir spoke to the family doctor about what to do, and the doctor said the Lego would find its own way out through the body. Claire Gillespie,, "This Kid Had a Lego in His Nose for Two Years Before It Fell Out—and His Parents Were Shocked," 20 Aug. 2020 Velazquez, a family doctor with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, saw how the disease disproportionately hit the Latino community. Julia Fair, The Enquirer, "Latino communities hit harder by COVID-19 pandemic. NKY doctor, Cincinnati agency respond," 11 Aug. 2020 The family doctor Carman Ciervo, for example, can’t check a pulse or administer a vaccine through a screen. Marion Renault, The Atlantic, "Telemedicine Has Resurrected the House Call," 6 Aug. 2020 More reliable methods such as spinal fluid tests and brain scans are invasive or expensive, so a simple blood test that could be done in a family doctor's office would be a big advance. Marilynn Marchione, Star Tribune, "Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease," 28 July 2020

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First Known Use of family doctor

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Oct 2020

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“Family doctor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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

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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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