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adjective Not public; in UK medical parlance, private refers to diagnosis or treatment by independent (non-NHS) providers.


owned by an individual person.

private label pet food
a product marketed under the label of the retailer; the house brand.
private law
the law relating to individual persons including contracts, property, torts, wills, matrimony and divorce.
private practice
see private practice.
private practitioner
a veterinarian who conducts a private practice.
private sale
sold by private agreement between buyer and seller; the alternative to sale by auction.

Patient discussion about private

Q. I am upset by the lack of privacy at dialysis centers. Does anyone see their nephrologist in private office? My nephrologist comes to see me and examine me while I am receiving dialysis. I understand his talking to me but the exam is objectionable and I am unable to ask personal questions because everyone is listening. I am told they are all old and don't hear us but that is patronizing and extremely rude. Are there rules against this? Why can't we have office visits where there is some privacy?

A. I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada and if you need to ask personal questions you can make an appointment to see your doctor in the clinic.
But when I was in Calgary Alberta they would make you a appointment every 3 months to see the doctor.

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

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While AMHCA membership is primarily comprised of private practitioners (Executive Director W.
Given that a private practitioner is not restricted to working in a specific environment, the location which best suits the child can be selected for intervention.
One of the great things about being a hospitalist is that the work is so varied, but programs need hospitalists who are willing to help anyone who asks and are comfortable doing so--from the private practitioner who needs a quick ultrasound to determine position, to the OR tech who requires help moving a patient.
hospitalist can begin a cesarean section for a prolapsed cord before a private practitioner can be there.
He would expect to treat around 2,500 patients as a private practitioner.
Unfortunately, the private practitioner is excluded.
We're not satisfied with either the reliability or validity of any of the diagnostic categories in DSM-III-R right now," says psychologist Lenore Walker, a private practitioner in Denver who was elected by the psychology association's board of trustees as one of the two liaisons to the committees working on DSM-IV.
Following an overview of the negative and positive aspects of self-talk, a private practitioner in Boulder, Colorado, presents case examples and exercises for harnessing these inner voices for their beneficial effects.
This update of a leading textbook/reference in the field first published in 1952 continues the tradition of an architect and quantity surveyor jointly addressing the architect's profession mainly from the angle of the private practitioner.
Co-written by a professor emeritus of finance and a private practitioner holding a Ph.
of New York at New Paltz; Tramontin is a private practitioner.

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