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 Federal agencies sent personal protective equipment to nursing homes and hospitals hit hard by the virus, with little left over for a family practice in rural Alabama. al, 27 Apr. 2021 Jessica Gruber, a dentist who works in Germantown, Wisconsin, says her 100-year-old family practice's reputation among its longstanding patients could prove key. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 Donna Christensen is a member of the American Kidney Fund Board of Trustees, an emergency and family practice physician, former member of Congress from the U.S. Virgin Islands, and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. Donna Christensen, STAT, 19 Mar. 2021 As a family practice physician, Thomas, 63, has treated generations of families in the area. Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2021 That confusion has translated into about a hundred calls a day flooding Cohen's family practice, Hatboro Medical Associates. Marion Callahan, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2021 LaTulippe ran a family practice clinic called South View Medical Arts in Dallas. oregonlive, 22 Jan. 2021 LaTuilippe ran a family practice clinic called South View Medical Arts in Dallas, Ore. John Tierney & Kyle Iboshi | Kgw, oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2020 Porter, one of the few African American physicians in the county, had moved to Emanuel 33 years before to start a family practice. Heather Vogell, ProPublica, 23 Nov. 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 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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