family physician


Definition of family physician

: a doctor specializing in family practice

called also family doctor

Examples of family physician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your family physician might want to prescribe medications to help rebalance the chemicals in your brain. Ellevate, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 That's how Sandra McGowan-Watts, a Chicago-area family physician, learned that Steven, her husband of 12 years, was about to be placed on a ventilator. Stephanie Booth,, 8 Sep. 2021 LaTasha Seliby-Perkins, a family physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine, called to a predominantly Black crowd of nearly 30 women sitting beneath a white tent. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 My aunt, a former family physician in the Washington, D.C., area, slowly died from liver failure after contracting hepatitis B through an accidental needle stick in the nineteen-eighties. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Wasson asked in the announcement that all children who have COVID-19 symptoms go to either their family physician or the Eastern Kentucky county's health department. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 16 Aug. 2021 The family physician, a NASA doctor in Houston, delivered the blow following a routine eye examination. Alex Moore, Robb Report, 24 July 2021 The Sharp Rees-Stealy family physician and her husband, Jeff Boone, had been waiting for the results of her colonoscopy. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 Some pregnant women already travel an hour and a half or longer to reach the 25-bed Big Bend Regional in Alpine, said Dr. Adrian Billings, another family physician who delivers babies there. Charlotte Huff, Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of family physician

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family physician was in 1796

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27 Sep 2021

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“Family physician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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2 : a doctor specializing in family practice

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