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specialist

 [spesh´ah-list]
a health care professional whose practice is limited to a particular area, such as a branch of medicine, surgery, or nursing; especially, one who by virtue of advanced training is certified by a specialty board as being qualified to so limit his or her practice.
clinical nurse specialist a clinician with a high degree of knowledge, skill, and competence in a specific area of nursing. See clinical nurse specialist.
transcultural nurse specialist transcultural nurse specialist.

spe·cial·ist

(spe'shăl-ist),
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular specialty or subject area.

specialist

/spe·cial·ist/ (spesh´ah-list) a physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who, by virture of advanced training, is certified by a specialty board as being qualified to so limit it.
clinical nurse specialist , nurse specialist see under nurse.

specialist

(spĕsh′ə-lĭst)
n.
1. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians: a specialist in oncology.
2. A species with narrow habitat or food requirements: specialists that feed only on carrion.

spe′cial·ist, spe′cial·is′tic adj.

specialist

[spesh′əlist]
a health care professional who practices a specialty. A specialist usually has advanced clinical training and may have a postgraduate academic degree.

specialist

Medtalk A person with a recognized expertise in something; in the usual medical context, a specialist is board-eligible or board-certified in a recognized area of medicine–eg, pathology, psychiatry, radiology, who has undergone a formal residency training program of ≥ 3 yrs, and is entitled to sit for the closure–'specialty board' examination in that field. See Addiction specialist, Adolescent medicine specialist, cLinical nurse, Expert, Grants management specialist, Lab support specialist, State fluoridation specialist, Transfusion medicine specialist. Cf Primary care, Subspecialty.

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who devotes professional attention to a particular specialty or subject area.

specialist

1. A person devoted to a particular branch of study or practice.
2. A doctor qualified to practise in a restricted area of medicine or surgery.

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular branch of dentistry or medicine.

specialist,

n a health care professional who is qualified to limit practice to a narrow spectrum of health care. A specialist usually has advanced clinical training and postgraduate education in the discipline or specialty.

specialist

a veterinarian whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who, by virtue of advanced training, is certified by a specialty board as being qualified to so limit his/her practice.

Patient discussion about specialist

Q. what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia? The person who treats arthritis is medically termed “rheumatologist”, then what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia?

A. Rheumatologist is an internist who is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, bones and joint complaint. If a person is having fibromyalgia together joint pain and inflammation, it would be better for him to be seen by an arthritis specialist who can better diagnose what might have caused fibromyalgia and what others might have been the causes other than fibromyalgia, which should not go undiagnosed. There is as such no medical name for the person who treats fibromyalgia.

More discussions about specialist
References in classic literature ?
Do you seriously mean," said the specialist with a smile, "that there is no such person?
Ottawa--Rural family doctors offer a broad range of clinical procedures to meet the needs of rural populations because of the lack of specialists located in rural areas, says a report published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Geographic Distribution of Physicians in Canada: Beyond How Many and Where.
The school district's plan for duplication of an existing collaborative program at its other elementary school involving the Reading Specialist and Resource Specialist (RSP) teacher sparked enthusiasm and influenced my decision to apply for the available RSP position at my school site.
Every NYSE stock is assigned to a specialist whose job is to ensure an "orderly market," providing liquidity by stepping in where angels fear to tread, buying in falling markets and selling in rising ones.
Since 2000 in Ohio, 206 people lost their jobs as library media specialists in 128 school districts, according to Suellyn Stotts, media specialist at Grizzell Middle School in Dublin City Schools and past president of Ohio Educational Library Media Association.
The extent to which management used a specialist to develop the fair value estimate.
Two critical meetings held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, crystallized the vision for our specialist group.
For example, Tallman and van Deusen's (1994) series of reports that detailed the interrelationship of scheduling and other "practical" issues and the implementation of the library media specialist's role in collaborative planning and instruction demonstrated clear ties between such day-to-day matters and the opportunity for the library media specialist to enhance student learning.
If hired to be a lifeguard, a specialist can expect to guard the majority of each day.
Hiestand said that the doctors intentionally withheld the fact that a utilization review board makes all decisions on whether a patient could see a specialist, and Ruschell relied on that information.
In the era of managed care, access to specialist care has become an important aspect of so-called patients' rights legislation.
We sought to determine whether the care provided by generalist and specialist physicians is different in terms of quality and cost.