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consultation/con·sul·ta·tion/ (kon″sul-ta´shun) a deliberation by two or more physicians about diagnosis or treatment in a particular case.
(1) Consultant episode (hospital provider), see there.
(2) Deliberation between two or more bodies on a certain matter of mutual interest.
The active discourse and weighing of the opinions of stakeholders and patients before making decisions.
consultationConsult A service type provided by a physician whose opinion or advice regarding evaluation and/or management of a specific problem requested by another physician or other appropriate source; a formal or, less commonly, informal, 2nd opinion obtained from a consultant, which may be sought by an attending physician regarding a diagnosis or therapeutic plan being considered in the context of Pt management. See Second opinion Medical practice The performance by another physician or health professional of a specific diagnostic or therapeutic task, without transfer of responsibility for the Pt's care or even for ongoing management of the Pt's problem. See Consultant, Episodic consultation, Health consultation, Pathology consultation, Teleconsultation, Video consultation, Virtual consultation. Cf Referral.
consultationA clinical occasion on which the advice and medical care of a doctor is sought.
Patient discussion about consultation
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?
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?
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.