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specialist

 [spesh´ah-list]
a health care professional whose practice is limited to a particular area, such as a branch of medicine, surgery, or nursing; especially, one who by virtue of advanced training is certified by a specialty board as being qualified to so limit his or her practice.
clinical nurse specialist a clinician with a high degree of knowledge, skill, and competence in a specific area of nursing. See clinical nurse specialist.
transcultural nurse specialist transcultural nurse specialist.

spe·cial·ist

(spe'shăl-ist),
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular specialty or subject area.

specialist

(spĕsh′ə-lĭst)
n.
1. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians: a specialist in oncology.
2. A species with narrow habitat or food requirements: specialists that feed only on carrion.

spe′cial·ist, spe′cial·is′tic adj.

specialist

Medtalk A person with a recognized expertise in something; in the usual medical context, a specialist is board-eligible or board-certified in a recognized area of medicine–eg, pathology, psychiatry, radiology, who has undergone a formal residency training program of ≥ 3 yrs, and is entitled to sit for the closure–'specialty board' examination in that field. See Addiction specialist, Adolescent medicine specialist, cLinical nurse, Expert, Grants management specialist, Lab support specialist, State fluoridation specialist, Transfusion medicine specialist. Cf Primary care, Subspecialty.

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who devotes professional attention to a particular specialty or subject area.

specialist

1. A person devoted to a particular branch of study or practice.
2. A doctor qualified to practise in a restricted area of medicine or surgery.

spe·cial·ist

(spesh'ă-list)
One who has developed professional expertise in a particular branch of dentistry or medicine.

Patient discussion about specialist

Q. what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia? The person who treats arthritis is medically termed “rheumatologist”, then what is the medical name of the specialist who treats fibromyalgia?

A. Rheumatologist is an internist who is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, bones and joint complaint. If a person is having fibromyalgia together joint pain and inflammation, it would be better for him to be seen by an arthritis specialist who can better diagnose what might have caused fibromyalgia and what others might have been the causes other than fibromyalgia, which should not go undiagnosed. There is as such no medical name for the person who treats fibromyalgia.

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Hadrian School leads on the specialism of the environment, technology and design to ensure that it is delivered to equal high quality across all academy schools.
Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced schools will no longer receive direct funding for their specialisms - but it will be dispersed through the general schools' budget.
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Thomas Hepburn School, in Felling, which has a science specialism, will have a new three-storey building at the core of its learning facilities.
The book is also a homage in part to the impact Powell & Moya had on hospital buildings in the 1960s and their influence on a generation of young architects who worked for them, before they, as did the author, established their own practices in which health projects became a major specialism.
He has particular experience and specialism in the distribution of assets following relationship breakdowns.
Each team of six students was charged with producing a promotional gift in a contest that was designed to encourage interest in the discipline at the academy, which has an engineering specialism.
Senior Partner Richard Pell said: "These awards stand as testament to the strength, experience, expertise and enthusiasm we have at Brethertons across a variety of specialism's.
.The academy would share the two existing schools' shared business and enterprise specialism catering for 900 11-16 year olds and 200 post 16 places.
"The acquisition continues the theme of increasing investor focus on the alternative property sectors which has long been an area of specialism for GVA, and in particular the Midlands office, where there is a wealth of experience in specialist asset classes."
Lynn Aitchison, Armstrong's school principal, said: "As our school's specialism is business, we're keen to increase the chances our pupils have to learn about business processes in an interesting and creative way."
The existing Sciences, Maths and Computing specialisms were joined by an Applied Learning specialism this year.