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physician

 [fĭ-zish´un]
an authorized practitioner of medicine, as one graduated from a college of medicine or osteopathy and licensed by the appropriate board; see also doctor.
attending physician one who attends a hospital at stated times to visit the patients and give directions as to their treatment.
emergency physician a specialist in emergency medicine.
family physician a medical specialist who plans and provides the comprehensive primary health care of all members of a family, regardless of age or sex, on a continuous basis. See also family practice.
resident physician a graduate and licensed physician learning a specialty through in-hospital training.

res·i·dent

(rez'i-dĕnt),
A house officer attached to a hospital for clinical training; formerly, one who actually resided in the hospital.
Synonym(s): resident physician
[L. resideo, to reside]

resident physician

A physician who works full or part time in a hospital to continue training after internship; commonly called a resident.
See also: physician
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Counsel for a defendant hospital may not communicate with a resident physician in its employ who treated plaintiff after an accident at the hospital.
He is currently the attending physician and surgeon of Sinai Medical Center, resident physician of 21st Century Radiation Centers, and attending physician for United Cerebral Palsy (Broward and Palm Beach counties).

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