family practice

noun

Definition of family practice

: a medical practice or specialty which provides continuing general medical care for the individual and family

called also family medicine

Examples of family practice in a Sentence

She plans to enter family practice when she graduates from med school.
Recent Examples on the Web The 44 acres, which is owned by IU Health, now includes two buildings used for IT services and storage, a family practice clinic and the hospital system's neuroscience center, according to a spokesperson. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, "IU Health moves forward with $1.6 billion plan to expand Indianapolis medical campus," 5 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile, the private offices popping up on GoFundMe—pediatricians, family practices, even dentists and optometrists—provide basic care that simply doesn’t bring in much money. Brooke Borel/undark, Popular Science, "Small doctors’ offices are turning to GoFundMe to survive the pandemic," 13 May 2020 Still, the five-physician family practice had to prepare a tiered layoff list. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Thousands of US medical workers furloughed, laid off as routine patient visits drop during coronavirus pandemic," 2 Apr. 2020 Alexander Salerno is a primary care physician at Salerno Medical Associates, a family practice in New Jersey dedicated to population health, chronic disease management and community health. Alexander Salerno For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "As a doctor in the US, I shouldn't have to buy masks and gloves on the black market," 24 Apr. 2020 Covid-19 patients have overwhelmed my family practice in New Jersey. Alexander Salerno For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "As a doctor in the US, I shouldn't have to buy masks and gloves on the black market," 24 Apr. 2020 The first $30 billion was based on Medicare billings, which translated into tens of millions for large local hospital systems, but that didn’t help a family practice like Culpepper’s. Dallas News, "Frisco medical practice furloughs 50 more staffers after being rejected for small business loan," 20 Apr. 2020 Cates is a family practice and sports medicine physician who started his career in pediatrics. Anchorage Daily News, "9 questions with Anchorage School Board candidates," 28 Mar. 2020 As families practice social distancing as a strategy to battle the pandemic, kids home from school may be watching more television than usual. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Shows kids can watch while they're out of school that you won't feel bad about," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of family practice

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Family practice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20practice. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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family practice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of family practice

: the work of providing general medical care for people of all ages

family practice

noun

Medical Definition of family practice

: a medical practice or specialty which provides continuing general medical care for the individual and family abbreviation FP

called also family medicine

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