family physician


: a doctor specializing in family practice

called also family doctor

Examples of family physician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Online lab tests concern medical professionals such as Dr. Stacy Taylor, a family physician with Trinity Health of New England, based in Watertown. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 29 Jan. 2024 Born in Baltimore, William Goldsborough Helfrich Jr. — known as Bill or Billy to family and friends — was the son of Dr. William G. Helfrich, an internist and family physician, and his wife, Jane deC. Keating Helfrich, a homemaker. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 28 Feb. 2024 In the weeks after the Supreme Court’s ruling, its effect has upended the practices of family physicians around the state who provide gender-affirming care recommended by U.S. medical associations. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 16 May 2024 Mara Gordon is a family physician in Camden, N.J., and a contributor to NPR. Mara Gordon, NPR, 23 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for family physician 

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of family physician was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Family physician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

family physician

: a doctor specializing in family practice

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