family physician


Definition of family physician

: a doctor specializing in family practice

called also family doctor

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Since the age of 20, Rita has held her Registered Nursing license and worked at Saint Mary's Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, and numerous family physician's offices throughout the CT shoreline area., "Rita Gertrude Alexander," 29 Aug. 2019 Erica Sontheimer, an American magazine editor living in Australia, learned about the Damianis' story one afternoon while having tea with one of her writers who is also a family physician. Wired, "One Scientist’s Quest to Bring DNA Sequencing to Every Sick Kid," 30 Aug. 2019 Ten percent of family physicians offered group appointments in 2015, up from 5.7 percent in 2005, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports. Suzanne Allard Levingston, Washington Post, "Going to the doctor in a group means better health for some patients," 2 June 2018 Here are Merritt Hawkins' findings that underscore how demand for specialists has surpassed even the still-robust bidding for family physicians. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 Phil Miller, the Merritt Hawkins communications chief who authors their reports, notes that family physicians graduating from residency programs are still in high demand, and typically receive multiple job offers. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 Tisha Rowe, a family physician in Houston, was on the June 30 flight from Jamaica to Miami with her 8-year-old son. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "American Airlines apologizes to woman required to cover up on flight," 11 July 2019 Rowe, 37, is a family physician in Houston and founded a telemedicine company in 2014. Neil Vigdor,, "Woman required to cover up on American Airlines flight says race was a factor," 10 July 2019 The letter refers to a statement sent last year to a top Department of Homeland Security official from leaders of three major organizations representing pediatricians, obstetricians and family physicians. Sheri Fink, New York Times, "Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say," 10 June 2019

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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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