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

at·tend·ing phy·si·cian

1. physician responsible for the care of a patient;
2. physician supervising the care of patients by interns, residents, and/or medical students.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

attending physician

The physician who is on the medical staff of a hospital or healthcare facility, and legally responsible for the care given to a particular patient while in the hospital. A patient’s attending physician is also regarded as a person’s private physician, if that physician cares for the person on an individual and/or outpatient basis.
Terminal care
The physician (or designee) who is primarily responsible for the care and treatment of the individual upon whom a declaration of brain death is to be made.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

attending physician

Medical practice The physician who is on the medical staff of a hospital or health care facility, and legally responsible for the care given to a particular Pt while in the hospital. See Private physician Terminal care The physician–or designee who is primarily responsible for the care and treatment of the individual upon whom a declaration of brain death is to be madeSee Appropriate period of observation, Brain death, Corroborating physician.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at·tend·ing phy·sic·i·an

(ă-tend'ing fi-zish'ŭn)
The doctor formally and legally responsible for primary care and treatment throughout a stay in a health care facility.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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As a result of both Medicare reimbursement rules and the Stark Regulations (which deal with patient referrals and "fair market value" payment for services, etc.), facility administrators must realize that the compensation a physician receives for his/her administrative responsibilities as medical director is separate from his/her patient practice as an attending physician. In light of the Stark Regulations, one could even argue that having a medical director with no patients in the facility would be the least complicated and cleanest scenario.
Contact the family and attending physician after all critical incidents, a change in a resident's condition, or abnormal results of laboratory tests.
By using the term "recommended" dissenting viewpoints are not suppressed and the attending physician is free to follow his or her own conscience and medical judgment.
All geriatric consultations were performed and their recommendations dictated within 48 hours of written request by the attending physician.
The attending physician would also be required to document the recommendation in the patient's medical record, and indicate whether the patient chose to participate in the consultation and whether the patient is receiving palliative, comfort or hospice care.
Similarly, employees who work for employers with more than 20 employees may be entitled to reinstatement if released to their pre-injury job by their attending physicians. An employee can return to his or her former position of employment upon demand for reinstatement, regardless of whether the employer filled the position with a replacement while the employee was out.
Rice is going to be an attending physician at Purcell Municipal Hospital in Purcell.
Using a crossover design, 22 faculty provided increased direct supervision, in which attending physicians joined work rounds on previously admitted patients, or standard supervision, in which attending physicians were available but did not join work rounds.
* DEFENDANTS' DEFENSE: Suit was brought against the resident, the attending physician, the federal government, and the hospital's residency program.
A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Erica Cucinella, MD, is an attending physician in the section of pediatrics at St.
The attending physician must receive all three requests directly from the patient and not through a designee.
Demographic data was collected, including training level (medical student, resident, attending physician), year in training or years in practice, age, gender, race, attendance to a foreign or American medical school, and an indication of whether or not they had any financial disclosures.