Family physician: 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)
American Academy of Family Physicians, a medical specialty society that represents more than 100,300 family physicians and medical students.
American Family Physician is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFPâ€™s chief objective is to provide high-quality ...
Learn about family physiciansâ€™ training and recertification, and the importance of the patient-physician relationship.
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