family practitioner


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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 The shop was founded by booklover Dr. Milburn Calhoun, a West Bank family practitioner, and his wife Nancy. Susan Langenhennig,, "Turning the page: Renovation transforms former Gretna bookstore into fresh, modern home," 4 Apr. 2018 Seventeen years ago, a group of family practitioners were concerned about the lack of access to medical care for lower income and poor people living in Harvey and other south suburban communities. Francine Knowles, Daily Southtown, "Knowles: New health facility opens in Lynwood to help the needy," 25 Sep. 2017

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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