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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A physician whose practice is not oriented to a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages. Also called family doctor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A physician who provides primary care; treating acute and chronic illnesses and providing preventive care and health education; a family doctor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. in the United States, one who practices medicine in all its branches without confining himself to any specialty; in England, one who practices both as physician and as surgeon.
  • n. See under General, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses

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