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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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Total number of 280 prescriptions from the outpatient department (OPD) of tertiary care center and 290 from private practitioner were collected.
It is submitted that a refusal by private practitioners or hospitals to treat rape survivors who can afford their services on the grounds that the doctors or hospital staff do not wish to give evidence in court is 'unfair discrimination'.
That being the case, private practitioners who have not yet taken the plunge--and those who have, but are undecided on progressing to stage 2--must ask themselves whether the significant temporal and monetary investment is worth the trouble.
Pearson conceived and promoted the idea for this special issue not only as a contribution to the literature but also as a service to the nearly 7,000 members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the majority of whom identify as private practitioners (W.
Private practitioners frequently ask for my help on the interpretation of fetal monitor strips.
Imagine what a difference it would make if private practitioners assisted widespread in public facilities, working with their characteristic efficiency
Many GPs offer it and it is becoming more available on the NHS (to find a private practitioner consult The British Acupuncture Council at www.
A 45-year-old woman who had suffered from gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms similar to irritable bowel disease since adolescence sought a private practitioner in 1991 when she suspected medical problems from amalgam dental fillings.
Rossi noted that this marks the first time the Institute's Distinguished Service Award has been given to someone for their service as a private practitioner (as contrasted with government service).
On February 16, 2001, severe dyspnea and fever developed, and the patient was referred to the emergency room of the Asahi General Hospital by her private practitioner.
Levinson: I started in 1963 as a private practitioner in general internal medicine with patients in the nursing home; it was simply a part of my practice.
Private practitioner offers of instructional services, however, have been met with widespread resistance.

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