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family doctor

a general practitioner.
Also called family physician.
Origin of family doctor
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So, along with the other good suggestions here, you really might want to check with your family doctor as well.
  • Discover the symptoms of what you suspect might be cancer, say, and you can make an appointment with your choice of family doctor.
  • He went to see a family doctor, who said they would go away.
  • It was the perfect image for an old-time family doctor, and the practice blossomed.
  • In any event, for several days the family doctor thought she would die.
  • That's why our family doctor said that he wasn't autistic.
  • Thinking he was suffering from insomnia, his family doctor suggested zolpidem to help him sleep.
  • But if treatment meant getting a prescription from your family doctor, that's a much lower threshold.
  • Visit your family doctor to ensure that you and your children have all the proper vaccinations before leaving on your trip.
  • Travelers should consult their family doctor to discuss any personal health related issues that might affect their trip.
British Dictionary definitions for family doctor

family doctor

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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family doctor in Medicine

family doctor n.

  1. A physician who practices the specialty of family medicine. Also called family physician, family practitioner.

  2. See general practitioner.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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