general practitioner definition by Webster's New World
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a practicing physician who does not specialize in any particular field of medicine
general practitioner definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. GPThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
general practitioner - Medical Definition
noun Abbr. GP
A physician whose practice consists of providing ongoing care covering a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages, often including referral to appropriate specialists.