Definition of family medicine in US English:

family medicine


  • The branch of medicine designed to provide basic healthcare to all the members of a family.

    • ‘The collaboration between family medicine and public health is a crucial link in efforts to bring the benefits of health care to all Americans.’
    • ‘Dr. Johnson said she ‘loves pediatrics, geriatrics, the whole spectrum of family medicine.’’
    • ‘Perhaps no specialty is better suited than family medicine to bring health care to patients with diabetes.’
    • ‘In the United States, the professional constituency for primary care is fragmented into family medicine, general internal medicine, and general paediatrics.’
    • ‘Frank also called on congress to support family medicine and ‘help get safe, quality care to all Americans.’’