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doctor

 [dok´ter]
1. a holder of a diploma of the highest degree from a university, qualified as a specialist in a particular field of knowledge.
2. a practitioner of the healing arts, as one graduated from a college of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine, and licensed to practice.

doc·tor

(dok'tŏr),
1. A title conferred by a university on one who has followed a prescribed course of study, or given as a title of distinction; as doctor of medicine, laws, philosophy, etc.
2. A physician, especially one on whom has been conferred the degree of M.D. by a university or medical school.
[L. a teacher, fr. doceo, pp. doctus, to teach]

doctor

/doc·tor/ (dok´ter) a practitioner of medicine, as one graduated from a college of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine, and licensed to practice.

doctor

(dŏk′tər)
n.
1.
a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.
b. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
2. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
v. doc·tored, doc·toring, doc·tors
v.tr.
Informal To give medical treatment to: "[He] does more than practice medicine. He doctors people. There's a difference" (Charles Kuralt).
v.intr. Informal
To practice medicine.

doc′tor·al (dŏk′tə-rəl, dŏk-tôr′əl) adj.
doc′tor·ly adj.

doctor

Vox populi A title for
1. A person with an advanced degree in a healing art, including medicine–MD, osteopathy–DO, podiatry–DPM, pharmacy–DPh, chiropractic–DCM, dentistry–DDS, or veterinary medicine–DVM or.
2. A person with the highest university degree–PhD or.
3. A pretender to advanced knowledge. See Abrams, Barefoot doctor, Fertility doctor, Pitch doctor, Spin doctor.

doc·tor

(dok'tŏr)
1. A title conferred by a university on one who has followed a prescribed course of study, or given as a title of distinction; as doctor of medicine, laws, philosophy, and other disciplines.
2. A physician, especially one on whom has been conferred the degree of M.D. or D.O. degree. More generally, an independent practitioner in any health care profession (e.g., dentistry, optometry, podiatry).
[L. a teacher, fr. doceo, pp. doctus, to teach]

doctor,

n professional title; used in the medical field if the individual holds an M.D. or D.O. degree.

doc·tor

(dok'tŏr)
1. A title conferred by a university on one who has followed a prescribed course of study, or given as a title of distinction, such as doctor of dentistry, medicine, laws, philosophy.
2. A physician, especially one on whom has been conferred the degree of M.D.
[L. a teacher, fr. doceo, pp. doctus, to teach]

doctor,

n a learned person; one qualified in a science or art; one who has received the highest academic degree in a particular field. See also dentist and physician.

doctor

1. a practitioner of the healing arts, as one graduated from a college of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry or veterinary medicine and licensed to practice.
2. a holder of a diploma of the highest degree from a university, qualified as a specialist in a particular field of learning.

Patient discussion about doctor

Q. What is a physician assistant? What are the differences betwwen it and MD? My son want to be a doctor (MD). I think it might be to hard for him. I know that there is something called physician assistant can someone elaborate more about this profession?

A. physician assistant are just like full doctors except they need a MD to sign some of the forms they have.
You can see more about the academic program here
http://paprogram.mc.duke.edu/

Q. How can I know that my doctor is good? You must check and test your doctor. How do i check or test my doctor? I will tell you here...

A. so doctor, what do you recommend me to do. which choices do i have? hm, what i know is, that if you continue straight away we will crash in this ice-berg. you as captian, you will have to sink with your boat, because this is a question of your honour. me as your doctor i will look that i can take an emergency boat to save my life and help somebody else. so doctor, what can we do. your doctor can then say: you have to make a maneuvre. you can't for sure go on like this on you way (life/habit). so he/she should be able to explain you how to deal with the engines, the sails, whatever to avoid the crash. if he/she has no idea, change your doctor, if he/she tells you to need more help about it, find out together, he/she is at least honest - so give her/him a chance to grow with you. i have the hope that i could reach you with these explanations.

Q. Doctor with cancer Hi, My dad, 78 years old former doctor was diagnosed with lung cancer after he had suspicion about it for some time. According to the surgeon it’s stage I so the operation has good chance to succeed. However, my dad is always worried about the future- because he knows about this disease, he’s very afraid about things like pain and disability that may come in the future. It’s like for him the knowledge is a curse. Anyone else in the same situation?

A. HI; your father knows what the out comes of these operations are because he is a DR,I have asthma, whenever i get a cold or an attack, i allways think of the worst of having this disease--because i am also a respiratory therapist--it is normal for your father to feel like this--mrfoot56

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Miss Garth withdrew to take the course which the doctor advised.
Only so far as was necessary to discover your identity," the doctor assured him.
Behind the doctor, a young man (a trained nurse from the nearest city) gave a disturbed exclamation.
The family doctor respectfully ceased in the middle of his observations.
The girl and Doctor Reefy began their courtship on a summer afternoon.
I could wish it done as soon as it can be done, Wickfield,' said Doctor Strong, 'for Jack Maldon is needy, and idle; and of those two bad things, worse things sometimes come.
And one day when an old lady with rheumatism came to see the Doctor, she sat on the hedgehog who was sleeping on the sofa and never came to see him any more, but drove every Saturday all the way to Oxenthorpe, another town ten miles off, to see a different doctor.
Because, you see, since I am mutineers' doctor, or prison doctor as I prefer to call it," says Doctor Livesey in his pleasantest way, "I make it a point of honour not to lose a man for King George (God bless him
de Saint-Meran," repeated the doctor, "then Madame de Saint-Meran, -- a double fortune to inherit.
The servant, however, thought he intended by that to say: 'That is the first thief,' and as he actually was so, he was terrified, and said to his comrade outside: 'The doctor knows all: we shall fare ill, he said I was the first.
Women of incredible corpulence were dawdling about through the cultivated grounds, and the doctor greatly surprised his companions by informing them that this rotundity, which is highly esteemed in that region, was obtained by an obligatory diet of curdled milk.
The little girl looked for a moment as though she were going to cry, then she thought better of it; she put out her tongue deliberately at Doctor South, and, before he could recover from his astonishment, bolted off as fast as she could run.