Artificial Intelligence: Help or Hindrance for Family Physicians?

  • Farhana Irfan King Saud University
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Family Physicians, Machine learning


The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies is rapidly increasing and its application in clinical practice is a promising area of development. Artificial Intelligence can be a solution in the future as a physician’s new assistant; AI-physician combinations can act like models of ‘peaceful co-existence’. While it has the potential to mold many dimensions of patient care and can augment quality improvement, it cannot replace a family physician’s diagnostic intelligence, empathy and relationships. Physicians need to strike a balance between these combinations for better health outcomes without increasing patients’ frustration.


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Irfan F. Artificial Intelligence: Help or Hindrance for Family Physicians? Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(1):---------. doi:

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Irfan, F. (2020). Artificial Intelligence: Help or Hindrance for Family Physicians?. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(1).
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