new patient

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new pa·tient

(nū pā'shĕnt)
A patient who has either never been seen or has not been seen by a given physician in the past 3 years or any physician of the same specialty within such group.
References in classic literature ?
Was the new patient only a hypochondriacal woman, whose malady was a disordered stomach and whose misfortune was a weak brain?
The doctors, therefore, all previous ceremonies being complied with, as this was a new patient, attended, according to desire, and laid hold on each of her hands, as they had before done on those of the corpse.
The new patient, if very feeble, began with one grape before breakfast, took three during breakfast, a couple between meals, five at luncheon, three in the afternoon, seven at dinner, four for supper, and part of a grape just before going to bed, by way of a general regulator.
Full of remorseful tenderness, Uncle Alec worked over his new patient till she declared she was all right again.
They were two months later than the Major's; and the ship's surgeon congratulated himself upon the treatment adopted by him towards his new patient, who had been consigned to shipboard by the Madras practitioner with very small hopes indeed; for, from that day, the very day that he changed the draught, Major Dobbin began to mend.
You must get a new patient, doctor, if you wish to study zoophagy
who laughed heartily too but with an air as if he thought it was rather impudent for the clerks to laugh, remarked that it was a fine day or a hot one, and rang the bell for the porter to show in the new patients.
Doctors practices across the region are closing their lists to new patients because of staffing issues.
Problems accessing NHS dentists have now reached the Health Secretary's own backyard in Surrey, where three areas are shut to new patients.
The US Food and Drug Administration has now removed the partial clinical hold preventing enrolment of new patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in clinical trials assessing durvalumab as monotherapy and in combination with tremelimumab or other potential medicines.
AstraZeneca has submitted its analysis of the observed bleeding events to the FDA for review and is working closely with the Agency, providing the required information to resume new patient enrolment as soon as possible.
The Medical Society's eighth annual report, based on telephone interviews with 830 physicians' offices statewide, looked at how long it took for a new patient to schedule an appointment for non-emergency services in seven specialties: cardiology, internal medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, OB/GYN, orthopedic surgery and pediatrics.