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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ Ideally that person should be your personal physician and, in most cases, it will be.
▪ This respected man of medicine lived a privileged life as the personal physician to Emperor Galerius.
▪ Ask your personal physician if there are any other physicians who must do this.
▪ Many of those who consult a primary care physician have acute symptoms that worry them and will respond to explanation and reassurance.
▪ When Atkins began having severe headaches, she went to the primary physician Partners had assigned her.
▪ Under managed care, patients are assigned to a primary care physician who determines what health services they will receive.
▪ Several private physicians have begun prescribing them to panicked patients.
▪ If I did, it was not at school but in the office of a private physician.
▪ For the young physicians who come here for a year or two of training, it means learning to accept the unacceptable.
▪ Many of those who consult a primary care physician have acute symptoms that worry them and will respond to explanation and reassurance.
▪ Primary care physicians are the first ones to see a sick patient.
▪ Under managed care, patients are assigned to a primary care physician who determines what health services they will receive.
▪ The hospital has four consultant physicians, one with a special interest in gastroenterology.
▪ David O'Neill, a consultant physician, said that Mr Robinson had been in an agitated and delirious state.
▪ After the third such bout in the space of a few months, a tonsillectomy was strongly recommended by the family physician.
▪ While a variety of medications are prescribed by cardiologists and family physicians, Questran is most recommended to fight high cholesterol.
▪ The Public Health Service, your local public health officials and your family physician will be able to help you.
▪ Your family physician may soon become your insurance company.
▪ And how, asked the physician Girolamo Capodivacca, could cold snow be white?
▪ Passengers traveling on other carriers can ask their physicians to suggest a similar regimen.
▪ When the body develops tolerance to a prescribed pill, some people ask their physicians to give them a different pill.
▪ The attending physicians in Munich were very guarded in their theories as to how she had contracted it.
▪ Children born of these unions were often gifted in the art of healing and became famed physicians.
▪ Scolaro said the institute's work is consistent with why he first decided to become a physician.
▪ Robertson Nicoll's daughters married army officers while his son became a physician.
▪ If unusual pain or symptoms occur consult physician.
▪ For unusual pain or symptoms patients are advised to consult a physician.
▪ Many of those who consult a primary care physician have acute symptoms that worry them and will respond to explanation and reassurance.
▪ Less than 10 % of all patients had conversations with the consulting physician.
▪ During treatment, patients were asked to consult their study physician if they had side effects.
▪ The body was thoroughly examined by physicians, who declared that no chemicals had been used to preserve it.
▪ When a patient first meets the examining physician, he or she almost invariably is somewhat anxious.
▪ They are examined by a physician who works for Nutri / System and will prescribe the diet drugs.
▪ This takes up a great deal of the time of the practicing physician.
▪ David Humphrey was still a practicing physician when he began a distribution business.
▪ A total of 118 practicing physicians responded.
▪ Not suspecting polio, physicians prescribed codeine, penicillin, aspirin, and even antibiotics for their patients' aching bodies.
▪ In 1994, the California legislature passed a bill to permit physicians to prescribe marijuana.
▪ Yeast remedies are available over the counter, and a physician can prescribe antibiotics for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and others.
▪ Several private physicians have begun prescribing them to panicked patients.
▪ While the need for geriatric trained physicians is growing, the pool of doctors likely to enter the field has remained constant.
▪ A Healthier Prescription Not all physicians who treat fat people encourage them to diet, take pills, or have surgery.
▪ Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are much safer than the older barbiturates and are said to be a popular choice among physicians for treating insomnia.
▪ People with heart problems should talk to their physician before making the trip.
▪ Also patrons of barbers, doctors, druggists, physicians, and surgeons.
▪ Ask the pharmacist and / or your physician if any of the ingredients are known to affect sleep.
▪ If used at all, over-the-counter hormones should be used carefully and conservatively in consultation with a physician.
▪ In the epidemic of 1916, physicians could do little more for the thousands who fell ill than advise bed rest.
▪ Significantly, almost 66 % of the patients reported previously seeking treatment from other physicians for their erectile dysfunction.
▪ When a patient first meets the examining physician, he or she almost invariably is somewhat anxious.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Physician \Phy*si"cian\, n. [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.]

  1. A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine.

  2. Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., fisicien "a healer, a medical practitioner," from Old French fisiciien "physician, doctor, sage" (12c., Modern French physicien means "physicist"), from fisique "art of healing," from Latin physica "natural science" (see physic). Distinguished from surgeon from c.1400. The ph- spelling attested from late 14c. (see ph).


n. 1 A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery. 2 A medical doctor trained in human medicine.


n. a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" [syn: doctor, doc, MD, Dr., medico]


A physician or medical doctor or just doctor is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Physicians may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, or methods of treatment—known as specialist medical practitioners—or assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities—known as general practitioners. Medical practice properly requires both a detailed knowledge of the academic disciplines (such as anatomy and physiology) underlying diseases and their treatment—the science of medicine—and also a decent competence in its applied practice—the art or craft of medicine.

Both the role of the physician and the meaning of the word itself vary around the world. Degrees and other qualifications vary widely, but there are some common elements, such as medical ethics requiring that physicians show consideration, compassion, and benevolence for their patients.

Usage examples of "physician".

A most valuable course of local treatment, which may be adopted by any intelligent lady without the aid of a physician, and one that will result in the greatest benefit when there is morbid sensibility, congestion, inflammation, or ulceration about the mouth or neck of the womb, consists in applying to those parts a roll of medicated cotton or soft sponge, allowing it to remain there for twelve hours at a time.

In fact we seldom get a case, in this line, that has not been the rounds of the home physicians before applying to us for relief and cure.

Yet the fellow-citizens of Procopius were satisfied, by some short and partial experience, that the infection could not be gained by the closest conversation: and this persuasion might support the assiduity of friends or physicians in the care of the sick, whom inhuman prudence would have condemned to solitude and despair.

Azure, the library, the physicians, and the other senior members of the Associative might be thousands of years old.

At the same time it was ordered that a physician and surgeon of their own appointing should see Wilkes, and report their opinion on his case.

This is most likely attributable to the fact that, except a few army-surgeons, physicians rarely see the cases.

I gain at the central bureau while waiting to have the title of hospital physician, and five hundred francs a month more that my editor offers me for work and a review of bacteriology, will give us nearly twelve thousand francs, and we must content ourselves with that for some time.

If barrenness continue, the case should be unreservedly submitted, either in person or by letter, to a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of these affections.

If Shores were a criminal - and Mahinda knew the fact - it was only likely that the physician should choose this place as his secret headquarters, figuring that Grace Bartram would suspect nothing.

It is a matter of surprise that physicians generally pay so little attention to the urine when dyspepsia is suspected, since all admit that an examination of that excretion furnishes unmistakable evidence of the nature and complications of the disease.

Who are they that send these same globules, on which he experimented, accompanied by a little book, into families, whose members are thought competent to employ them, when they deny any such capacity to a man whose life has been passed at the bedside of patients, the most prominent teacher in the first Medical Faculty in the world, the consulting physician of the King of France, and one of the most renowned practical writers, not merely of his nation, but of his age?

Continental physicians still employ the same made of melilot, wax, resin, and olive oil.

That was very specialized microbiology, and Melanie had been trained as a physician, a general practitioner.

I have myself been told by two gentlemen practising in this city, and having for many years a large midwifery business, that they had neither of them lost a patient from this disease, and by one of them that he had only seen it in consultation with other physicians.

A physician holding himself in readiness to attend cases of midwifery should never take any active part in the post-mortem examination of cases of puerperal fever.