family doctor
noun Date: 1840 1. a doctor regularly consulted by a family 2. a doctor specializing in family practice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • family doctor — family doctors N COUNT: oft poss N A family doctor is a doctor who does not specialize in any particular area of medicine, but who has a medical practice in which he or she treats all types of illness. [BRIT] Only your family doctor can refer you …   English dictionary

  • family doctor — noun count a doctor working in a local SURGERY, not in a hospital, who treats all types of illness. A family doctor is usually called a GP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • family doctor — n 1) a doctor regularly consulted by a family in time of medical need 2) FAMILY PHYSICIAN (2) * * * see general practitioner …   Medical dictionary

  • family doctor — n. a doctor, often a general practitioner, who looks after the health of the members of a family and keeps their medical histories …   English World dictionary

  • family doctor — n a doctor trained to treat the general health problems of people of all ages = ↑GP …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • family doctor — noun a general practitioner who treats all the family members • Hypernyms: ↑general practitioner, ↑GP * * * I. noun or family physician : a general practitioner regularly called by a family in time of illness II …   Useful english dictionary

  • family doctor — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms family doctor : singular family doctor plural family doctors a doctor working in a local surgery, not in a hospital, who treats all types of illness. A family doctor is usually called a GP …   English dictionary

  • family doctor — noun (C) a doctor trained in general medicine, who a family visits regularly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • family doctor — a general practitioner. Also called family physician. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • family doctor — noun A practitioner of family medicine. Syn: general practitioner …   Wiktionary

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