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general practitioner

a physician who does not specialize but has a medical practice (general practice) in which he deals with all illnesses
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More than 52 percent of men, aged 35-44, said that they did not visit their family physician last year due to lack of time.
Hassham Inamullah Khan has underlined the need for preparing trained Family Physicians and other health professionals to run efficient and quality family practice and strengthen the primary and secondary health care delivery system at rural and back ward areas across the province.
Mombasa, Kisumu and Embu will each get two specialists in addition to one family physician, while Samburu will get three family physicians and no specialist.
NEW PATIENTS ARE WAITING almost 10 days longer for an appointment with a family physician in 2017 than they did in 2014, according to physician recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins.
Aftab Iqbal Sheikh a noted Family Physician is the Chairman of Organizing Committee while Dr., M.
By an act of Parliament in the field of transplantation rural insurance plan, a family physician with a large body of health care networks in the country (Hosseini, 2005).
Family physician leaders met in 2000 at the Keystone III conference and declared that the health care system was due for a makeover.
Family physicians or general practitioners have always been the "primary" healthcare providers of any community, having a pivotal role in not only providing coordinated and continuous primary healthcare, but also forming the basic structure of the healthcare system.1 In an American survey in 1996, 62% Americans reported "family physician" as an individual provider of their source of care as opposed to 16% opting for an internist and 15% for a paediatrician.2 In Pakistan, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics of April 2011, for every 10,000 people approximately 8.1 physicians are needed to cater to their health needs.3,4 The scarcity of trained physicians and increasing demand makes it imperative to promote professional job satisfaction amongst the physicians.
"World-wide, the focus is moving away from specialists back to family physicians," said Dr Ibtesam Al Bastaki, scientific chairperson of the International Family Physician Conference.
The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) was proud to honor Paul Rachal, MD as its 2013 LAFP Family Physician of the Year on Saturday, August 3 at the Awards and Installation Ceremony held in New Orleans, LA.
Jeff Alling, a family physician, moved to Wise County more than 20 years ago, he was one of only two doctors in the rural North Texas community qualified to deliver babies.