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adjective Not public; in UK medical parlance, private refers to diagnosis or treatment by independent (non-NHS) providers.


owned by an individual person.

private label pet food
a product marketed under the label of the retailer; the house brand.
private law
the law relating to individual persons including contracts, property, torts, wills, matrimony and divorce.
private practice
see private practice.
private practitioner
a veterinarian who conducts a private practice.
private sale
sold by private agreement between buyer and seller; the alternative to sale by auction.

Patient discussion about private

Q. I am upset by the lack of privacy at dialysis centers. Does anyone see their nephrologist in private office? My nephrologist comes to see me and examine me while I am receiving dialysis. I understand his talking to me but the exam is objectionable and I am unable to ask personal questions because everyone is listening. I am told they are all old and don't hear us but that is patronizing and extremely rude. Are there rules against this? Why can't we have office visits where there is some privacy?

A. I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada and if you need to ask personal questions you can make an appointment to see your doctor in the clinic.
But when I was in Calgary Alberta they would make you a appointment every 3 months to see the doctor.

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

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When analysing the data presented in chart 4, it should be noted that a vast majority of expenses allocated to dental services comes from the patients' private means.
So we developed Tweekaboo to give parents a simple, secure and private means of recording and sharing these precious moments with family and close friends," Tweekaboo Founder - and father of 4 - Eugene Murphy said.
Protection of Private Property Act: Any legally owned private property may be kept in or on a private means of transportation at any place the means of transportation may legally be.
In 1911 he was recorded as living by Private Means and married his former servant, Sarah Ann Newby.
It was a lesson that a visionary approach is the only way to achieve excellence; it was the only project at Oberlin to be fully funded through private means prior to breaking ground.
Pay was typically low (albeit untaxed, so as not to create records of employees), thereby relying often on those with private means.
Germany would protect its banks' depositors on its own and through private means.
An unknown number of individuals may have used private means to leave the city and seek shelter.
The Whigs had doubled the electorate, to eight per cent of the adult male population, but did not abolish the rotten borough, open hustings and the need for private means to become an MP.
This evolved as a private means of communications between fruit flies," said Anderson.
Public and private means of transportation are used to deliver newspapers to offices of the corporation in the governorates.