specialoid

specialoid

Medspeak-UK
A GP who has a specialty interest and/or skill—e.g., dermatology, gynaecology, geriatrics—who may have a earned a diploma in the area of interest, but is not a specialist (consultant) or fellow of the Royal College of that particular specialty. 

Medspeak-US
A popular term for a physician trained in a specialty for which there are too many specialists for the number of patients with the special problems or diseases for which the specialty was created. As here defined, such specialoids become de-skilled, because they spend their professional time treating non-referral (non-specialty) cases.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

specialoid

Medical practice A popular term for a physician trained in a specialty for which there are more specialists than Pts with the special problems the specialty was created to address
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM, founded in 1978 as the Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine or SREPCIM) was followed by a host of "specialoid" groups such as the Society for Clinical Decision Making, the American Academy on Physician and Patient, and the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.
In the United States, I noted (4) over 20 years ago that primary care was provided by a disparate collection of "specialoids"--family physicians, internists, pediatricians and others from among whom patients could choose freely and to whom patients had direct access.
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