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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Another example: Adults can get NRT products over-the-counter or by prescription, while those under 18 need parental permission to get a prescription from a clinician and access treatment. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "So, You Want to Quit Vaping...," 1 Feb. 2019 Plans call for the clinic eventually to have 18 clinicians and therapists providing medical and behavioral health care and to employ more than 50 people. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers set to begin construction on clinic in West Milwaukee," 8 May 2018 Ask nearby colleges and universities to see a clinician-in-training. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Ways to Find an Actually Affordable Therapist," 15 Feb. 2019 Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ( has lots of good information, including help on finding a qualified clinician. Beth Levine, Woman's Day, "Q&A: Tricky Social Dilemmas—Solved," 6 Apr. 2012 Other clinicians question primary-care physicians’ comfort with and time for incorporating DNA sequencing into their practices. Michelle Andrews, The Seattle Times, "What if your doctor offered genetic testing as a way to keep you healthy?," 28 May 2018 The share of physicians with these clinicians on their team has risen from 25 percent in 1999 to more than 60 percent now. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "Why don’t I see a doctor when I visit the doctor’s office?," 23 Apr. 2018 In their lengthy reports, both the Commission and the NAS group sought to expand treatment options, to better educate clinicians about prescribing painkillers and to drill down on ways to more efficiently use prescription drug monitoring programs. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Is Trump's Opioid Strategy a "War on Drugs" Relapse?," 20 Mar. 2018 As clinicians in Cleveland were dealing with the temperature fluctuation in its storage tank, a remarkably similar incident was playing out nearly 2,500 miles away at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) in San Francisco. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of clinician

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


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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