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consultant

 [kon-sul´tant]
an individual with specialized expertise in an area who offers to share this unique knowledge with others.
lactation consultant a health care professional, often with advanced certification, who provides education and management related to breastfeeding.

con·sul·tant

(kon-sŭl'tant),
1. A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon.
2. A member of a hospital staff who has no active service but stands ready to advise in any case, at the request of the attending physician or surgeon.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

consultant

Managed care
A person who claims expertise in a particular arena, and advises on increased efficiency, decision-making, and other aspects of management.

Medicare
A physician providing a consultation who may also initiate diagnostic or therapeutic services.

Medspeak-UK
A senior medical or surgical specialist and hospital appointee, who is a fellow in his/her respective Royal College, at the top of the career ladder, and formally recognised as an expert.

Medspeak-US
A respected person or practitioner qualified to render an opinion in the field in which his/her opinion is sought; the consultant is an advisor whose recommendations may or may not be accepted by the physician of record, and who has no formal relation with the patient. The consultant’s status is determined by training, experience and competence.

Vox populi
See Expert.

con·sul·tant

(kŏn-sŭl'tănt)
1. A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon.
2. A member of a hospital staff who has no active service but stands ready to advise in any case, at the request of the attending physician or surgeon.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

consultant

A highly qualified and selected specialist doctor who practices without supervision. A doctor who gives expert professional advice. A person at the apex of the medical hierarchy.

con·sul·tant

(kŏn-sŭl'tănt)
A physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity.
[L. consulto, pp. -atus, to deliberate, ask advice]

Patient discussion about consultant

Q. What would you look for in a fitness consultation trainer? Dear new friends, If you were going to choose a personal trainer for a fitness consultation, what would you look for in that trainer? Is what they ‘look like’ important? Or the years of experience? Or the advice on Nutrition? Would his qualifications matter?

A. i think i would go with an educated one. and someone that you see is fit- if he is fit that means it's important to him and he'll continue learning about new things. and if he is educated and have a degrwee- he'll have the skill to do so.

Q. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far. I am confused. I am suffering from emotional stress for quite some time and I realized that things are going out of my control. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far but I would like to know am I a bipolar?

A. Dagmar is right it will do you no good to self diagnose yourself. Go to your doctor and talk to the doctor about how you have been feeling, your doctor should test you for a proper diagnosis. If you do indeed have bipolar disorder then you can begin treatments that will teach you to manage the illness. But go see a doctor, preferably ask for a referral to a psychaitrist.

Q. We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion. My mom aged 54 is under depression for the past 4 years. Often she gets angry for unwanted issues and is alone. Is this due to age factor? We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion.

A. Hi, Anger is an emotional outcome as young one too gets angry for silly issues. This has nothing to do with the age rather maturity goes with the age. As your mom is getting older, she could have been affected psychologically. May be you need to spend quality time with your mom and engage her in spiritual or other activities of her interest? According to the National Institutes of Health, out of 35 million people aged 65 or above, about 2.5 million suffer from full-blow depression and 5 million suffer from less severe forms of depression. My dad after taking anti-depressant is normal and enjoying life. I shall suggest you to consult a physician without any more delay.

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