family practice


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 Along with primary care family practice, the new Advocate facility has orthopedic specialists. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 The higher Medicaid funding has helped pay for four new adult family practice clinics and a pediatric mental health clinic, Johns said. Phil Galewitz, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2022 Obtain a doctorate of medicine and work in family practice. Mary Colurso |, al, 12 Aug. 2022 All three dogs loved hanging out with patients at Dr. Lark’s family practice. Liz Brown, NBC News, 30 May 2022 Compassion & Choices sued on behalf of Dr. Nicholas Gideonse, a Portland family practice physician and associate professor of family medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. NBC News, 29 Mar. 2022 That hardly seems fair to Amanjit Singh, then 17, whose father was ordered to reopen his shuttered family practice clinic in Mumbai. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2022 Primary Health's 20 clinics in southwestern Idaho normally have an urgent care on one side and family practice doctors on the other. Keith Ridler, Star Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020 LaTulippe’s family practice, South View Medical Arts, did not properly screen patients and relied on the receptionist’s ability to visually gauge whether visitors were sick, according to the medical board documents. Jack Forrest, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of family practice

1838, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2022

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“Family practice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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