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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spe·cial·ist

(spe'shăl-ist),
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular specialty or subject area.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who devotes professional attention to a particular specialty or subject area.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular branch of dentistry or medicine.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.

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