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Recent Examples on the Web Nine counties in rural Georgia don’t even have a doctor, according to the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals; 18 have no family practitioner, 60 have no pediatrician, 77 without a psychiatrist. Claire Galofaro, Anchorage Daily News, "’It’s gone haywire’: When COVID arrived in rural America," 6 May 2020 Even if there are more pregnancies, there may not be more babies, says Sarita Bennett, president of the Midwife Alliance of North America, a licensed family practitioner and certified professional midwife who is trained to do home births. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Will coronavirus cause a baby boom, or is that just a myth? Prepare for jokes, if not babies!," 2 Apr. 2020 From the hospital’s food and custodial staff to family practitioners, every department saw some kind of loss. oregonlive, "Curry County hospital cut the hours of nearly 200 workers. Then coronavirus arrived.," 8 Apr. 2020 Will Evans, a family practitioner in Leeds, U.K., is chair of the charity Niemann-Pick UK. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Update: Twins who were face of controversial rare disease treatment have died," 18 July 2019 Parents, teens and family practitioners report high satisfaction with remote consults and appreciate their convenience and privacy. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The Psychiatrist Can See Your Child Now, Virtually," 8 Jan. 2019 Pharmacists, oncologists, family practitioners, and other clinicians who care for people with cancer need better education about pain management. Kathleen Hoffman, STAT, "Opioid stigma is keeping many cancer patients from getting the pain control they need," 6 July 2018 Pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, family practitioners, the American Medical Association and public health organizations have all said taking children away from their parents does permanent damage to them. NBC News, "Border separations show why the US doesn't have orphanages any more," 20 June 2018 The family practitioner, 72, runs a small medical clinic in Santa Rosa. San Francisco Chronicle, "Susan Gorin aches to fast-forward to well past next year — when she once again has a home on what is now an ashy lot.," 5 Apr. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Family practitioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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