Examples of general practitioner in a Sentence
Our family doctor is a general practitioner.
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The government aims to attract 2,000 general practitioners from abroad over the next three years, but in the first six months of 2017, only 38 had been signed up.
But an acute shortage of general practitioners is a huge impediment.
This was the third attempt at the coroner's office for McKenna, a general practitioner and former Orleans Parish School Board member, served nine months in federal prison for felony tax evasion.
Porter resigned his position as a general practitioner at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after the Times story was published, a hospital spokesman said.
The groom’s mother is a general practitioner and psychotherapist in Toronto.
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First Known Use of general practitioner
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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