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PHYSICIAN. One lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine.
     2. A physician in England cannot recover for fees, as his practice is altogether honorary. Peake C. N. P. 96, 123; 4 T. R. 317.
     3. But in Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the United States, he may recover for his services. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 416. The law implies, therefore, a contract on the part of a medical man, as well as those of other professions, to discharge their duty in a skillful and attentive manner; and the law will redress the party injured by their neglect or ignorance. 1 Saund. 312, R; 1 Ld. Raym. 213; 2 Wils. 359; 8 East, 348.
     4. They are sometimes answerable criminally for mala praxis. (q.v.) 2 Russ. on Cr. 288; Ayl. Pand. 213; Com. Dig. h.t. Vin. Ab. h.t.

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18-24, 2018 as Family Medicine Week in Michigan in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).
Objective: To assess the level of professional satisfaction amongst family physicians of Pakistan and to identify the factors associated with professional dissatisfaction.
Family physicians are the gatekeepers in disease prevention and promoting health awareness in the community, a senior health executive said here yesterday.
As a result, Alling and three other family physicians were denied obstetric privileges at Wise Regional and are in legal mediation with the hospital.
People seeing an internist had significantly increased odds of receiving a flu shot in the study year, compared with a family physician.
PHILADELPHIA -- Family physicians play a major role in delivering emergency-medicine care, especially in rural communities, and family physicians want more people to know that.
The patient's physician sent her to a podiatrist, who removed the recurrent mole a little over a year after she first consulted her family physician.
Still, the American Academy of Family Physicians supports the use of hospitalists as long as the decision lies with the patient and the primary- care physician and isn't mandated by managed-care companies.
Well, when I was about thirteen the Word went out from Big Mommy that no child would be permitted back to school in the autumn without a letter from his Family Physician that he was in excellent health.
Although primary care physicians and the family physician, in particular, appear to have elevated stature in the eyes of health policy-makers, the salary lag for those doctors is thought to keep their numbers down.
Be sure your family physician knows all of the medications you are taking, particularly those prescribed by other doctors.
Continuous use of this program by family physician will make this program a success.