fringe practitioner

fringe practitioner

(1) Any of a wide range of practitioners of alternative medicine, see there.
(2) Quack, see there.
(3) A healthcare worker who either believes in his or her medical doctrine, or is not intentionally deceptive in his or her methods, but whose therapy is based on no recognised scientific principle.
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