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house physician

n.
2. A physician employed by a hotel or another establishment.

house physician

A physician who 'covers' the medical needs of Pts in a hospital; an HP may not be board-certified, but usually has a number of yrs of formal training–ie, residency in clinical medicine in a teaching hospital, and works in a secondary care facility, usually carrying out the dictates of the Pt's 'private' physician. See Hospitalist.

house phy·si·cian

(hows fi-zish'ŭn)
A doctor responsible for patient care within an institution under the guidance of an attending physician.
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