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family doctor

a general practitioner.
Also called family physician.
Origin of family doctor
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Very significant of Harriet's altered outlook was this casual summoning of the Street's family doctor.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The family doctor pronounced the case one of malignant diphtheria.

  • Then he called in the family doctor, and violently demanded to be made well, "perfectly well," by the evening of the sixteenth.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • But the picture was the real thing, taken by his family doctor.

    Get Out of Our Skies! E. K. Jarvis
  • The family doctor said that it really was so, and Yan treasured up this as a new and precious fragment of woodcraft.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Immediately on his arrival at Lady Rollinson's the family doctor had been sent for.

    In Direst Peril David Christie Murray
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
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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