Examples of general practitioner in a Sentence
Our family doctor is a general practitioner.
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An increasing number of doctors, including general practitioners, are seeking training to use medications such as methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone to treat patients with drug addictions.
The first was given a diagnosis of depression by her general practitioner and put on a course of antidepressants.
Some were seen by general practitioners, and only a small percent were seen by specialists.
The government has said that general practitioners — doctors who are the first port of call for patients — will be asked to provide abortions, although they will still be allowed to conscientiously object to terminations at their clinics.
The government has said that general practitioners — doctors who are the first port of call for patients — will be asked to provide abortions, although they will still be allowed to conscientiously object to termination at their clinics.
Federal authorities alleged that Cephalon sales reps had illegally oversold general practitioners on the benefits of the drugs and failed to warn them of the drugs's risks.
The study, in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, used health records of 13.8 million patients of general practitioners in Britain.
Burton then visited a general practitioner who ran food allergy screenings on her to determine the root of her problem.
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GENERAL PRACTITIONER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of general practitioner for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a doctor) whose work is not limited to a special area : a person who is not a specialist
medical Definition of general practitioner
- Dr. Thomas, Sr., could carry virtually the full armamentarium of the medicine of his day in a single black bag, and very nearly all of medical knowledge in his head. Today the general practitioner is a vanishing breed, and specialists cannot use their time effectively traveling from patient to patient.
- —John Steele Gordon, American Heritage, 3 May 1992
- The primary-care doctor is gaining new respect in Washington. Battles may be breaking out left and right over the various health-care bills emerging from Congress, but reformers on both sides agree that general practitioners should be given a central role in uniting the fragmented U.S. medical system.
- —Catherine Arnst, Business Week, 6 July 2009
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