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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.

phy·si·cian

(fi-zish'ŭn),
1. A doctor; a person who has been educated, trained, and licensed to practice the art and science of medicine.
2. A practitioner of medicine, as contrasted with a surgeon.
[Fr. physicien, a natural philosopher]

physician

(fĭ-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A person trained and licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
2. A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.

physician

A person who has received the degree of doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) following completion of a prescribed course of study in medicine and surgery in an accredited medical school, or study in osteopathy in an accredited osteopathic school, respectively, and who, following a period of internship or residency, is licensed to practise medicine and surgery in a particular state or states.

physician

Medtalk A person trained, qualified, and licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy or dentistry. See Admitting physician, Attending physician, Chest physician, Complementary physician, Corroborating physician, Covering physician, Doctor of osteopathy, Exempt physician, Family physician, Fellow, High-cost physician, Hospital-based physician, Intern, House physician, Low cost physician, Medical doctor, Panel physician, Personal physician, Primary care physician, Rent-a-doc, Resident, Sentinel physician, Supervising physician, Surgeon, Teaching physician, Triple threat physician, Virtual physician.

phy·si·cian

(fi-zish'ŭn)
1. A doctor; a person who has been educated, trained, and licensed to practice the art and science of medicine.
2. A practitioner of medicine, as contrasted with a surgeon.
[Fr. physicien, a natural philosopher]

physician

1. A person qualified and licensed to practice medicine.
2. A doctor specializing in a medical, as distinct from a surgical, speciality.

phy·si·cian

(fi-zish'ŭn)
A doctor; a person who has been educated, trained, and licensed to practice the art and science of medicine.
[Fr. physicien, a natural philosopher]

Patient discussion about physician

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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Member of Parliament for Mochudi East, Mr Moagi Molebatsi had asked the minister why it was important for a deceased person to be certified dead by medical doctors only, and if he was aware that the situation inconvenienced the deceased's family as mortuary and ambulance services could not be availed until one was certified dead by a medical doctor.