family practitioner

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Varshavski, mostly known to the world as the internet personality Dr. Mike, is a family practitioner in New Jersey who gained fame on social media in 2015 for being named the sexiest doctor alive by People Magazine. Kris Rhim, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Joe Donzella, 49, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was skiing that morning with two friends, finding some relief from the stress of working as family practitioner during the pandemic. David Mckay Wilson, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2022 Also on the list is family practitioner Dr. Hari M. Reddy, 68, of Victorville in San Bernardino County, who inappropriately touched two teenage patients during exams and harassed one at home after hours, according to Medical Board records. Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 Cosgrove, the Bakersfield family practitioner, hit all three points during his successful bid for reinstatement in 2016. Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 Among the results: Those worried about finding a pediatrician or family practitioner once the baby arrives might avoid Louisiana, with the fewest per capita, and consider Vermont, with the most. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 His mother, Laura, is a general family practitioner. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 8 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 2 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family practitioner was in 1846

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“Family practitioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20practitioner. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

family practitioner

noun

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