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practitioner

 [prak-tish´un-er]
a person who practices a profession.
multiskilled health practitioner a person who is cross-trained to provide more than one function, often in more than one discipline. These combined functions can be found in a broad spectrum of health-related jobs, ranging in complexity from the nonprofessional to the professional level and including both clinical and management functions. The additional functions added to the original health care worker's job may be of a higher, lower, or parallel level.
nurse practitioner see nurse practitioner.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-ti'shŭn-ĕr), Avoid the misspelling practioner.
A person who practices medicine or one of the allied health care professions.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

practitioner

A nonspecific term for any professional from health and social care, but more broadly could include anyone offering a healthcare-related service, such as art therapists or alternative/fringe medicine practitioners.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

practitioner

Business of medicine Any individual certified or licensed by any health regulatory board of a particular jurisdiction. See Fringe practitioner, General practitioner, Health care provider, Nurse practitioner Medtalk A duly licensed medical or osteopathic physician, dentist, podiatrist Regulatory definition A physician, dentist, licensed nurse practitioner, licensed physician assistant, pharmacist, certified optometrist, veterinarian, scientific investigator, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, prescribe and administer, or conduct research with respect to, a controlled substance in the course of professional practice in a particular jurisdiction.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-tish'ŭn-ĕr)
A person who practices medicine or one of the allied health care professions.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-tish'ŭn-ĕr)
A person who practices dentistry, medicine, or one of the allied health care professions.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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