clinician

noun
cli·​ni·​cian | \ kli-ˈni-shən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Definition of clinician

1 : a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
2 : a person who conducts a clinic

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Knowledgeable clinicians caution that some people should not take psychedelics at all, including people with a personal or family history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Kevin Matthews, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Let’s talk magic mushrooms, Denver, now that they are decriminalized," 17 June 2019 Kelsey-Seybold Pain Management and Rehabilitation clinicians want to help patients prevent back pain and improve outcomes. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians: Back pain affects 90% of those age 30 and older, cause of depression and anxiety for many," 17 June 2019 For starters, clinicians need to reduce clearly inappropriate prescriptions. Travis Rieder, WSJ, "The Perilous Blessing of Opioids," 14 June 2019 According to their 2017 Call to Action plan to control syphilis rates, too many clinicians don’t know how to diagnose and manage syphilis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "We Need to Talk About Syphilis," 28 May 2019 In the absence of evidence, in other words, clinicians should steer patients away. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, "New report finds no evidence that having sex with robots is healthy," 5 June 2018 In the absence of evidence, in other words, clinicians should steer patients away. Ben Guarino, ajc, "New report finds no evidence that having sex with robots is healthy," 5 June 2018 The Whig interpretation of psychiatry’s history begins with the great German clinician Emil Kraepelin struggling to grasp the complexity of psychosis by observing what his patients said and did over time. Richard J. Mcnally, WSJ, "‘Mind Fixers’ Review: There Has to Be a Better Way," 3 May 2019 These are what doctors often call short or long sleepers, Rajkumar Dasgupta, M.D., a clinician and associate professor at Keck Medicine of USC’s division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, tells SELF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Sleep Do I Need?," 21 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of clinician

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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clinician

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clinician

: a person (such as a doctor or nurse) who works directly with patients rather than in a laboratory or as a researcher

clinician

noun
cli·​ni·​cian | \ klin-ˈish-ən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Medical Definition of clinician

: an individual qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory

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