Medical Definition of Physician, family

Physician, family: A physician who is educated and trained in family practice.

"Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources." (From the American Academy of Family Physicians)

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018