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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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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tom Bent, MD, medical director and CEO of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, begins his term as president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) on Saturday, April 17.
Lovelace's role as a family physician extends beyond community service and caring for patients.
As a family physician and a public health leader, Jarris understands the vital role that environment and policy play in the health and wellness of patients.
Causing chaos in a medical training program that teaches family physicians how to care for a population living in poverty will exacerbate the primary care physician shortage that already plagues rural areas of our state," said Jeffrey Luther, MD, President of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians.
Van Winkle has been a family physician in solo practice in rural Castroville, Texas, for nearly 30 years.
Family physicians are calling on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and members of the State Legislature to look for alternatives, including increased revenues, to "trigger" (prevent) cuts in health and human service programs that appear imminent.
A board certified family physician, Walsh received her undergraduate degree from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York; and her medical degree from the University of Buffalo, New York.
Already the American College of Physician Executives is working with the American Academy of Family Physicians on some joint educational ventures, and I envision its working with some of the other primary care membership organizations as well.
Access to a family physician in a model we call the 'patient-centered, primary care medical home' improves patient outcomes and decreases costs throughout the health care system," said Jeffrey Luther, MD, president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians.
Is he or she talented, caring deserving of the title, New Jersey Family Physician of the Year?
1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians has given its highest honor to a family physician whose journey into medicine was anything but typical.
Accordance with paragraph (b) of Article 91 of the Fourth Development Plan--economic, social and cultural, to the Plan shall establish the necessary measures with a focus on health insurance provides a family physician and referral system (Farzadi, F.