What does physician mean?

Definitions for physician
fɪˈzɪʃ ənphysi·cian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., mediconoun

    a licensed medical practitioner

    "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

Wiktionary

  1. physiciannoun

    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. physiciannoun

    A medical doctor trained in human medicine.

  3. Etymology: From fisicien, from fisicïen, from fisique, from physica, from φυσική επιστήμη (knowledge of nature) from φυσικός (pertaining to nature) from φύσις (nature) from φύειν (to bring forth, to produce) from bʰew-. Displaced native Middle English leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English læce).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Physiciannoun

    One who professes the art of healing.

    Etymology: physicien, Fr. from physick.

    Trust not the physician,
    His antidotes are poison, and he slays
    More than you rob. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    Some physicians are so conformable to the humour of the patient, as they press not the true cure of the disease, and others are so regular, as they respect not sufficiently the condition of the patient. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    His gratulatory verse to king Henry, is not more witty than the epigram upon the name of Nicolaus an ignorant physician, who had been the death of thousands. Henry Peacham, of Poetry.

    Taught by thy art divine, the sage physician
    Eludes the urn; and chains, or exiles death. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. Physician

    A physician (American English), medical practitioner (Commonwealth English), medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a health professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Physicians may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, and methods of treatment—known as specialities—or they may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities—known as general practice. 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.

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  1. physician

    A physician is a licensed medical professional who has been trained and educated to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and injuries in patients. They may specialize in a specific area of medicine, such as pediatrics, cardiology, or neurology. Physicians can work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, private practices, and research facilities. Their responsibilities may include performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, performing surgeries, and providing health advice and counseling to patients.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physiciannoun

    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. Physiciannoun

    hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul

  3. Etymology: [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.]

Wikidata

  1. Physician

    A physician is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. They 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 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, including a wide variety of qualifications and degrees, but there are some common elements. For example, the ethics of medicine require that physicians show consideration, compassion and benevolence for their patients.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of physician in a Sentence

  1. Robert Centor:

    Somebody has to step up, if you’re a primary care physician, it’s incumbent on you to have the discussion with patients before and especially after they get sick about goals. If we don’t know a patient’s goals, they can’t get the best possible care.

  2. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with the Secretary's motorcade at the time of the accident.

  3. Imelda Celine Hanson:

    She’s a busy physician and has her own needs, and is still willing to take the time out when she already needs a lot, but she’s still willing to give a lot.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    I'm Anthony Fauci, a physician and a public health official. I give advice, according to the best scientific evidence, i don't give advice about economic things.

  5. Alex Oshmyansky:

    I was and still am a practicing physician and was just pretty upset about that, so I decided to go on kind of a tangent [ to ] try to fix it.

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