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1A person qualified to practice medicine.
doctor, doctor of medicine, md, medical practitioner, medical man, medical person, medical womansurgeondoc, medic, medico, quackleech, sawbonesView synonyms
- ‘A small proportion of the samples were referral samples sent by physicians in private practice.’
- ‘Disclosure of a diagnosis of cancer has on occasions caused conflict between physicians and family members.’
- ‘Does the information have the potential to change the practice of many physicians?’
- ‘One is provided by dentists and physicians in private practice on a fee basis to those able to pay.’
- ‘This will include treatment from specialist physicians, physiotherapists and psychologists.’
- ‘In most cases physicians prescribed requested medicines but were often ambivalent about the choice of treatment.’
- ‘Medicine and physicians have had about all of the micromanagement that they can stand.’
- ‘Evidence shows that the way results of clinical trials are presented influences both physicians and funders of health care.’
- ‘In most countries, treatment is provided by some clinics or physicians.’
- ‘We no longer trust the caring general practitioner, the wise physician, or the conscientious surgeon.’
- ‘The Public Hospitals Act states that a physician must order hospital treatments.’
- ‘These changes have paralleled dramatic changes in the assessment of practising physicians.’
- ‘Since health is the goal of the medical craft, the physician knows the goal of the craft.’
- ‘We practicing physicians have to know what to do if a case walks into the office.’
- ‘Group medical visits are best with teams of physicians and nurses.’
- ‘Women placed great faith in their physicians and the medical care system.’
- ‘We measured referral rates as the annual percentage of patients with a new referral to a specialist physician.’
- ‘I think most physicians in practice feel that we can only be penalised by failing to test.’
- ‘If your child becomes ill, be sure that the physician knows what medicines he or she is taking.’
- ‘We meet many wise patients in this book, because physicians learn medicine on and from their patients.’
- 1.1 A person who cures moral or spiritual ills; a healer.‘physicians of the soul’
- ‘Known as the physician of the soul, he used astrology primarily as a means of helping to heal the soul rather than as a tool of prediction.’
- ‘The particular aim of this present symposium was to help illuminate the image of the diocesan priest as "spiritual physician."’
Middle English: from Old French fisicien, based on Latin physica things relating to nature (see physic).
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