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pertaining to one's profession or occupation.
one who is a specialist in a particular field or occupation.
allied health professional a person with special training, certification, and licensing with responsibilities bearing on patient care. See also allied health.
impaired professional a professional who has gotten involved in substance abuse.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


adjective Referring or pertaining to a profession.
noun One who practises a profession. In most jurisdictions and countries, professionals are trained, specialised, registered and regulated.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


adjective Pertaining to a profession noun One who practices a profession, see there. See Behavioral health professional, Health care professional, Mental health professional.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about professional

Q. please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism. I am a health care professional not a specialist. So consider my situation and please let me know my role as a health care professional in caring for a child with autism.

A. If you can provide good nutrition that would be huge,
higly effective natural nutritionals include:

cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar

Also, avoid highly processed foods like white sugar, white flour, an high fructose corn syrup.

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"Transferability" refers to the capability of a professional geoscientist registered in one jurisdiction (province or territory) to be transferred and registered in other Canadian jurisdictions.
Kelley Rogers, superintendent in Missouri's North Mercer County, wanted to provide professional development that went beyond "housekeeping chores" like how to input test scores into the computer.
First, M must determine whether he qualifies as a real estate professional. He meets the two real estate professional rules--spending more than 50% of his total trade or business (defined below) service hours and more than 750 hours working in real estate trades or businesses.
This article will help RIM professionals put themselves in the driver's seat in the race to put into place policies and procedures that will ensure that blog records are managed appropriately.
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The new rules apply to tax professionals eligible to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Healthcare Provider Service Organization (HPSO) currently protects over 70 different professions nationwide with a professional liability insurance policy.
Professionals know they have weak spots and seek out thoughtful criticism.
Professional and international artists-in-residence.

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