Meaning of “family doctor” in the English Dictionary

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"family doctor" in British English

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family doctornoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfæm.əl.i ˈdɒk.tər/ us /ˌfæm.əl.i ˈdɑːk.tɚ/ UK also GP, US also family practitioner

Examples from literature

  • And I shall always marvel at our family doctor. 
  • He ran to call the family doctor, who lived some two blocks below on the same street. 
  • If any one in the family became ill the family doctor was called in as often as he was needed. 
  • My family doctor gave me nearly all kinds of blood medicine for over a year—all kinds of tonics to build up flesh, but nothing seemed to benefit me. 
  • Then you had better have them examined at once by your family doctor or by the school doctor. 

(Definition of “family doctor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)