physician

physician (fi-zish´un)

1. A doctor; a person who has been educated, trained, and licensed to practice the art and science of medicine. 2. A practitioner of medicine, as contrasted with a surgeon. [Fr. physicien, a natural philosopher]
attending p. 1. p. responsible for the care of a patient; 2. p. supervising the care of patients by interns, residents, and/or medical students. 3. a doctor who has completed internship and residency.
family p. a p. who specializes in family practice.
osteopathic p. a practitioner of osteopathy.osteopath;
resident p. resident

 

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