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consultant

 [kon-sul´tant]
an individual with specialized expertise in an area who offers to share this unique knowledge with others.
lactation consultant a health care professional, often with advanced certification, who provides education and management related to breastfeeding.

con·sul·tant

(kon-sŭl'tant),
1. A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon.
2. A member of a hospital staff who has no active service but stands ready to advise in any case, at the request of the attending physician or surgeon.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

consultant

[kənsul′tənt]
Etymology: L, consultare, to deliberate
a person who by training and experience has acquired a special knowledge in a subject area that has been recognized by a peer group.

consultant

Managed care
A person who claims expertise in a particular arena, and advises on increased efficiency, decision-making, and other aspects of management.

Medicare
A physician providing a consultation who may also initiate diagnostic or therapeutic services.

Medspeak-UK
A senior medical or surgical specialist and hospital appointee, who is a fellow in his/her respective Royal College, at the top of the career ladder, and formally recognised as an expert.

Medspeak-US
A respected person or practitioner qualified to render an opinion in the field in which his/her opinion is sought; the consultant is an advisor whose recommendations may or may not be accepted by the physician of record, and who has no formal relation with the patient. The consultant’s status is determined by training, experience and competence.

Vox populi
See Expert.

con·sul·tant

(kŏn-sŭl'tănt)
1. A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon.
2. A member of a hospital staff who has no active service but stands ready to advise in any case, at the request of the attending physician or surgeon.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

consultant

A highly qualified and selected specialist doctor who practices without supervision. A doctor who gives expert professional advice. A person at the apex of the medical hierarchy.

con·sul·tant

(kŏn-sŭl'tănt)
A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

consultant,

n a professional or nonprofessional person who, by virtue of special knowledge of professional or nonprofessional aspects of a dental practice, is sought out for advice and training.

consultant

a physician or surgeon whose opinion on diagnosis or treatment is sought by the physician originally attending a patient.

consultant practice
to be in practice as a consultant and give specialist advice to other veterinarians. In many instances the consultant is also in practice as a general practitioner, something that is not allowed in human medicine.

CONSULTANT

an on-line diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine supported by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University (www.vet.cornell.edu/Consultant/Consult.asp)

Patient discussion about consultant

Q. What would you look for in a fitness consultation trainer? Dear new friends, If you were going to choose a personal trainer for a fitness consultation, what would you look for in that trainer? Is what they ‘look like’ important? Or the years of experience? Or the advice on Nutrition? Would his qualifications matter?

A. i think i would go with an educated one. and someone that you see is fit- if he is fit that means it's important to him and he'll continue learning about new things. and if he is educated and have a degrwee- he'll have the skill to do so.

Q. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far. I am confused. I am suffering from emotional stress for quite some time and I realized that things are going out of my control. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far but I would like to know am I a bipolar?

A. Dagmar is right it will do you no good to self diagnose yourself. Go to your doctor and talk to the doctor about how you have been feeling, your doctor should test you for a proper diagnosis. If you do indeed have bipolar disorder then you can begin treatments that will teach you to manage the illness. But go see a doctor, preferably ask for a referral to a psychaitrist.

Q. We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion. My mom aged 54 is under depression for the past 4 years. Often she gets angry for unwanted issues and is alone. Is this due to age factor? We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion.

A. Hi, Anger is an emotional outcome as young one too gets angry for silly issues. This has nothing to do with the age rather maturity goes with the age. As your mom is getting older, she could have been affected psychologically. May be you need to spend quality time with your mom and engage her in spiritual or other activities of her interest? According to the National Institutes of Health, out of 35 million people aged 65 or above, about 2.5 million suffer from full-blow depression and 5 million suffer from less severe forms of depression. My dad after taking anti-depressant is normal and enjoying life. I shall suggest you to consult a physician without any more delay.

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He called on all government entities to take actions and measures to enter the information related to services such as start and change of Car allowance, start and change of Communication allowance, government dedicated reimbursement for consultant doctors and start of driving reimbursement into (Horison) and approved by CSB through Workflow.
The tests that have to be done are done by two consultant doctors acting independently of each other and neither of them have any connection with the organ donor process.
His parents alleged that two consultant doctors were negligent in advising them in 1985, when Kristian was just a few months old.
We will firmly stand to support our lady doctor colleague till justice is delivered to her," said a spokesman of the Society of Consultant Doctors (COCDS).
The Hamad Medical Corporation will soon begin to revalidate the qualifications, credentials and practices of all its consultant doctors including physcians at the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), it was announced yesterday.
The statement added that 1,000 consultant doctors from various countries offered their services in hospitals in different parts of the Kingdom as part of a visiting doctors program.
4 per cent are Emirati, according to the report, which also noted a shortage in cardiovascular, orthopaedic, paediatric consultant doctors and neurologists.
But ultimately we would like to reach a stage where practitioners are working independently and taking over some of the duties of an anaesthetist to free up the consultant doctors to focus on those skills and roles that only they can provide.
WHEN the National Health Service first started operating on July 5 1948, consultant doctors were supposed to form the backbone of the new institution.
The spokesman said that consultant doctors were attending to and monitoring Godil.
Dr Birkenhead said the Trust needed more consultant doctors if it was to improve and continue providing services at two hospitals and launch seven-day-a-week and out-of-hours services.

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