family doctor


Definition of family doctor

1 : a doctor regularly consulted by a family

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Ángela Martínez said the family doctor prescribed omeprazole syrup in January to treat her son Uriel’s acidy stomach. Washington Post, "Spain: Children grow body hair from alleged drug mix-up," 31 Aug. 2019 Vermont also took first place for total health care, and most pediatrician and family doctors per capita. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Where does California rank for having a baby in the U.S.?," 12 Aug. 2019 Through a network of free clinics, the program provided 60 million Brazilians with access to a family doctor in their community for the first time. Shasta Darlington, New York Times, "Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million," 11 June 2019 Specialist pay is high—and rising In the Merritt Hawkins survey, the average salary offered to family doctors was $239,000, off 1% from the previous year. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 The company has generous benefits plus a lower-stress environment that’s more akin to a family doctor’s office than an emergency room. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, "Patient First Voted Best Workplace," 21 June 2019 These were children who grew up cut loose from the web of cousins and great-aunts and family doctors and lifelong neighbors who had traditionally suggested and enforced the society’s values. Mary Spencer, National Review, "What Joan Didion Saw," 29 June 2019 The data is collected during the employees’ annual visit to his or her family doctor. Julie Washington,, "Local companies see benefits of wellness programs: Top Workplaces 2019," 16 June 2019 Eventually her parents took her to their family doctor. Amitha Kalaichandran, Discover Magazine, "There's a Far More Complex Condition Lurking Behind One Girl's High Blood Pressure," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of family doctor

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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