family physician


: a doctor specializing in family practice

called also family doctor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The attorneys argue that the family physician for the driver, Scott Donaldson, along with the bar Donaldson owns were negligent. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2023 People with the lowest incomes are the least likely to be covered by paid sick leave, said Dr. Rita Hamad, a social epidemiologist and family physician at the University of California-San Francisco. Fortune, 30 Nov. 2021 His father, Yashvir, was a family physician, and his mother, Usha, ran a pharmacy in Southampton, where Sunak grew up. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2023 Both Murphy and Moore suggest speaking to your family physician and tracking down credible resources for information like and advocates like themselves. Lauren Lee, CNN, 30 Nov. 2022 Then her skin erupted in a dusky, red rash, and Reese wangled an appointment with her family physician. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Discover Magazine, 30 Oct. 2014 Zoey Thill, a family physician in Brooklyn, who was Zooming in from a room full of potted plants, got heated just thinking about it. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2022 Alice Tin, a family physician in Seattle, Washington, has been instrumental in pioneering the One Health Clinic. Naomi Weinshenker, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2022 Born in Nancy, France, her father was a family physician and her mother an economics professor. Julia Lieblich, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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“Family physician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

family physician

: a doctor specializing in family practice

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