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heal·er

(hē'lĕr),
1. A physician; one who heals or cures.
2. One who claims to cure by prayer, mysticism, new thought, or other form of suggestion.

healer

(hē′lər)
n.
One that heals or attempts to heal, especially a faith healer.

healer

Alternative medicine
A person (e.g., a faith healer) who alleges to manipulate a person’s internal forces to effect therapy.

Ethnomedicine
A healer (curandero) is one who uses various plants, concoctions (potingues), rites and rituals to treat various diseases or to rid the sufferer of various culture-bound syndromes.
 
Mainstream medicine
See Physician.

healer

Mainstream medicine A romantic synonym for physician. See Traditional healing.
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