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practice

 [prak´tis]
the exercise of a profession.
collaborative practice communication, sharing, and problem solving between the physician and nurse as peers; this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for patient care.
differentiated practice the use of nursing staff in an acute care setting according to their expertise and qualifications.
evidence-based practice provision of health care that incorporates the most current and valid research results.
family practice the medical specialty of a family physician, concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. Called also family medicine.
general practice old term for comprehensive medical care regardless of age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.
nursing practice see nursing practice.

fam·i·ly prac·tice

a specialty of medicine in which the physician takes responsibility for the health and medical care of all members of a family group, regardless of age or gender, but usually also does limited amounts of obstetrics and surgery.

family practice

Etymology: L, familia, household; Gk, praktikos, ready for action
a medical specialty that encompasses several branches of medicine, including internal medicine, preventive medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology. It includes client management, counseling, problem solving, and coordination of total health care delivery to all members of a family, regardless of sex or age.

family practice

Family medicine, family & community medicine A specialty of medical practice in which the physician is involved in most aspects of the health care of a family unit, but is limited in provision of obstetric and surgical services; in the US, board certification in FP requires 4 yrs of residency training. Cf Internal medicine.

fam·i·ly prac·tice

(fam'i-lē prak'tis)
A specialty of medicine in which the physician takes responsibility for the health and medical care of all members of a family group, regardless of age or gender, but usually does limited amounts of obstetrics and surgery.

family practice,

n medical specia-lization that treats individuals and families by integrating behavioral, biomedical, and clinical sciences and providing comprehensive primary care.
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He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and an associate professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
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Wilkerson is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his family practice residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
According to independent surveys, the Cy-Fair community currently has a shortage of nearly 220 general, family practice and internal medicine physicians within the primary service area of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center.
OBG Management and The Journal of Family Practice have recently published a supplement titled Vasomotor symptoms: Managing the transition from perimenopause to postmenopause.
The award was established to recognize family practice physicians who participate in community affairs as well as maintain hospital and office practices.
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Vicente Franklin colon, MD, is founder, first director, and now director emeritus of the Bethesda Family Practice Residency Program, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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