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medical practitioner

Definitions of medical practitioner
  1. noun
    someone who practices medicine
    synonyms: medical man
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    Hippocrates
    medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
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    dental practitioner, dentist, tooth doctor
    a person qualified to practice dentistry
    Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
    a licensed medical practitioner
    inoculator, vaccinator
    a medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases
    medic, medical officer
    a medical practitioner in the armed forces
    abortionist
    a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
    allergist
    a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
    angiologist
    a physician who specializes in angiology
    dental surgeon
    a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures
    endodontist
    a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve
    exodontist
    a dentist specializing in the extraction of teeth
    extern, medical extern
    a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
    flight surgeon
    a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine
    gastroenterologist
    a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
    GP, general practitioner
    a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
    hakeem, hakim
    a Muslim physician
    house physician, resident, resident physician
    a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    houseman, intern, interne, medical intern
    an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    orthodontist
    a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
    pedodontist
    a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth
    periodontist
    a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
    prosthodontist
    a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics
    primary care physician
    the physician who provides primary care
    quack
    an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
    medical specialist, specialist
    practices one branch of medicine
    operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon
    a physician who specializes in surgery
    Surgeon General
    the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy
    vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon
    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    type of:
    PCP, caregiver, health care provider, health professional, primary care provider
    a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
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