Itinerant Physician

Medical history A physician who travelled to the patient(s)
Public health—Canada A physician who travels from his/her home community to an eligible rural community to provide outreach/direct patient services
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Incidental Findings is Ofri's second book, chronicling her sojourn as an itinerant physician and her eventual return to Bellevue Hospital where she now holds the dual titles of attending physician and assistant professor of medicine at New York University.
Chuang might have worked as an itinerant physician much longer, serving with VISTA and helping heal those with few healthcare options, but his friends and family had grown restless with his extended absences, "complaining that I did not exist for them anymore." One day he hopes to experience the Pacific Northwest--Washington is one of a dozen or more states in which he is licensed to practice medicine-but Chuang makes the-most of wherever he is, no matter what he is doing.
Consequently, when his patron Frobenius died in 1528, he was driven from Basel into the life of an itinerant physician, conducting chemical and medical research wherever he went.
If he does this, he will not be ignorant of the prevailing diseases: He will be able to forecast their attacks, will know the remedies in advance, and-last but not least--he will "achieve the greatest triumphs in the practice of his art." This last phrase reveals the conditions under which the itinerant physician practiced, ever in competition with his fellow physicians, not to mention local healers and medicine men.
If he does this, he will not be ignorant of the prevailing diseases: He will be able to forecast their attacks, will know the remedies in advance, and--last but not least--he will "achieve the greatest triumphs in the practice of his art." This last phrase reveals the conditions under which the itinerant physician practiced, ever in competition with his fellow physicians, not to mention local healers and medicine men.
"We transition youth with T1DM to internists, while our youth with T2DM go to itinerant physicians often back in their communities and/or rural family physicians," she said.
Now more than 250 itinerant physicians, including 40 pathologists, work for the agency.