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Etymology: L, visitare, to see often
1 n, a meeting between a practitioner and a client or patient. In the hospital and the home, the practitioner makes a visit to the patient; in the clinic or office the patient makes a visit to the practitioner.
2 v, (of a patient) to meet a practitioner to obtain professional services or (of a practitioner) to see a patient or client to render a professional service.


See Patient encounter. See Site visit.


An encounter between a patient and a health professional that requires either the patient to travel from his or her home to the professional's usual place of practice (office visit) or vice versa (home visit).


n a meeting between a health care professional and a patient for diagnostic, therapeutic, or consultative reasons, usually a scheduled appointment in a professional office. Also called
patient visit or
patient encounter.

Patient discussion about visit

Q. Can you get influenza after a dentist visit? I’ve been to the dentist yesterday and I woke up sick. Is it considered mal practice?

A. o..relax..first of all you can get the flu anywhere and anytime. Secondly- it takes more than a day to develop symptoms so yo probably got it from someone else. It’s not mal practice anyway, and stop thinking on how you can get money off your dentist :) here is a Southpark episode about it:

Q. when dirarear subsides what can i eat,its been 14 hrs since last visit to toilet

A. try dry toast.

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La coleccion se muestra en un espacio hibrido entre lo que se denomina casa-museo o museo de autor y lo que se considera coleccion visitable, que no llega a ser un museo en el sentido estricto del termino.
Cuando Juan Jose Bremer y Victor Sandoval, director general y director de Promocion Nacional del INBA, me invitaron a coordinar los trabajos para convertir en museo visitable la casa de Alfonso Reyes pense que nos enfrentabamos a un imposible, pues a la Capilla Alfonsina se le habian quitado todos los santos: los libros coleccionados, catalogados, leidos, vividos, consultados mil veces y compartidos otras tantas por Alfonso Reyes.
Habitat for Humanity, for example, has agreed to incorporate visitable homes in their program and built more than 800 to date.
It is also a shame that the catalogue scarcely touches on the many important works that are not in the exhibition but are visitable on a series of itineraries within and around Forli (a serious study of the chapels in S Mercuriale would have been welcome).
As part of the preservation of its heritage, valle sud grand paris wishes to know the status of the visitable sanitation works that constitute it.