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Is a family doctor the same as a primary care physician?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Usually yes, and...

Family doctors practice as primary care doctors (the doctors that a person should first call, for most problems).
For children, a pediatrician is usually the primary care doctor, but family doctors (trained in family practice) can be a child's primary care doctor. An ob-gyn should not be a woman's primary care doctor, because every woman needs internal medicine or family practice as her primary.

In brief: Usually yes, and...

Family doctors practice as primary care doctors (the doctors that a person should first call, for most problems).
For children, a pediatrician is usually the primary care doctor, but family doctors (trained in family practice) can be a child's primary care doctor. An ob-gyn should not be a woman's primary care doctor, because every woman needs internal medicine or family practice as her primary.
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