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family medicine

n.
The branch of primary-care medicine that provides comprehensive health care to people regardless of age or sex and emphasizes the family unit. Also called family practice.
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Noun1.family medicine - medical practice that provides health care regardless of age or sex while placing emphasis on the family unitfamily medicine - medical practice that provides health care regardless of age or sex while placing emphasis on the family unit
medical practice - the practice of medicine
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Gunn's Family Medicine, which told you all about what to do if a body was sick or dead.
JSMU officials sharing details of the exercise said the team from the College of Family medicine at JSMU conducted a five-hour camp treating nearly 700 patients which included 70% women and children.
The construction plan was developed as SIU's family medicine clinic began to outgrow its space in the professional office building connected to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
With the establishment of family medicine department, Dow University has managed to take its name to the underprivileged slums of the city for providing quality healthcare.
He expressed these views at the first international family medicine symposium at Dow Medical College on Sunday.
Clifton Knight, MD, vice president for education at the American Academy of Family Physicians, said he was pleased to see that the overall number of family medicine residency matches increased this year.
Juma was among 50 doctors on a government sponsorship who went to Cuba to study Family Medicine.
Dubai: Family medicine is the gate-keeper of a community's good health, a top official from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Monday.
Nostalgia Family Medicine is a direct primary care (DPC) practice offering concierge medicine.
She completed an internship and residency at Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Hattiesburg She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This needs to change, as family practice requires special competencies for practicing as skilled Family Physician,' the provincial health minister said while talking as chief guest in an inaugural ceremony of Family Medicine Diploma here at Khyber Medical University (KMU).
Fostering a better pipeline between high school, community college and the field of medicine could help address shortages in the primary care workforce, according to a study published in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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