Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
On-line version ISSN 1561-3038
The difficulties existing to define and characterize the family physician are exposed, and a group of principles, abilities and attributes of this profesional, as well as the elements common to many definitions of family medicine are related. It is stated that the continuity in the attention may be the central element in the characterization of the family physician.
Keywords : Family physician; family medicine; continued attention.