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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
health professional
▪ He is not an engineer, a sanitation expert or a health professional.
health professional

n. a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability [syn: health care provider, caregiver]

Health professional

A health professional or healthcare provider is an individual who provides preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services in a systematic way to people, families or communities.

A health professional may operate within all branches of health care, including medicine, surgery, dentistry, midwifery, pharmacy, psychology, nursing or allied health professions. A health professional may also be a public/ community health expert working for the common good of the society.