family physician


Definition of family physician

: a doctor specializing in family practice

called also family doctor

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Alexander, who is a family physician, arrived to the nuptials in a vintage red coupe driven by her father. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Was a Gorgeous Bridesmaid and She Completely Avoided the Bridal Bouquet," 20 Aug. 2018 Get tested For confidential, anonymous, free HIV testing, check out your county's health department website or Caracole, and search HIV or see your family physician. Terry Demio,, "Living with HIV: Fueled by heroin, HIV makes an alarming resurgence in Cincinnati," 11 July 2018 Users also are becoming more adept at managing their fentanyl intake, leaving fewer overdosing, says Northern Kentucky addiction and family physician Dr. Jeremy Engel. Terry Demio,, "With overdose deaths up, what's ahead? We ask experts on the front lines of the epidemic," 19 Apr. 2018 Herfurt is the National Health Service’s family physician for 850 souls in a 400-square-mile rural practice. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Britain braces for an exodus of E.U. doctors and nurses feeling hurt by Brexit," 4 Mar. 2018 Consider Anne, a family physician working in a busy outpatient clinic. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burnout reflects a conflict between our inner calling and what we have to do," 13 July 2018 Your family physician or pediatrician Local pharmacies County public health departments typically provide immunizations and other health screenings with extended hours in the weeks before school begins. Arlinda Smith Broady, ajc, "Four questions about back-to-school vaccinations," 10 July 2018 People with opioid use disorder are treated by family physicians in small towns, like Dr. Nicole Gastala in Marshalltown, Iowa, who was profiled in the New York Times. Patrick Skerrett, STAT, "Hey, doctors: Why aren’t you stepping up to treat people with opioid addiction?," 5 July 2018 The image of the gray-haired family physician, stethoscope in ear, patiently listening to the heartbeat of a porcelain doll as his young patient looks on, is indelible in the public memory. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Why Hasn’t Telemedicine Taken Off? Hey, Blame This Guy.," 3 July 2018

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of family physician

2 : a doctor specializing in family practice

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