ob·ste·tri·cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtri-shən \

Definition of obstetrician 

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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An Arkansas law, for example, requires providers of medication abortions to have a contract with an obstetrician/gynecologist with hospital admitting privileges. New York Times, "Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances," 1 July 2018 Michael Donne — Science Photo Library/Getty Images The U.S. is facing a shortage of physicians in the coming years, particularly obstetricians and gynecologists. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "These Cities Are Most Likely To Face an OB-GYN Shortage By 2020," 27 June 2018 Through no fault of Aram, the patient did not learn of the abnormality from her obstetrician, who had received the report the day it was issued, until weeks later. Dan Eaton, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Not every workplace complaint is legally protected whistleblowing," 25 June 2018 The bride’s mother is a partner and obstetrician gynecologist at Galasso Hirsch & Russell, a private medical practice in New York. New York Times, "Alexandra Galasso, Manuel Salgueiro," 27 May 2018 The birth was overseen by a team of doctors including consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynecologist Alan Farthing — who were also called in for the births of George and Charlotte — as well as the hospital’s midwives. Sylvia Hui, The Seattle Times, "Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime," 23 Apr. 2018 Purdue’s plan included targeting primary care physicians, surgeons, obstetricians and dentists. Jerry Mitchell And Laura Ungar, The Courier-Journal, "Drugs kill more Americans than guns and cars. Kentucky was ground zero from the start," 28 Jan. 2018 When a widowed English piano teacher and an American obstetrician fall in love in North London, their blossoming romance faces just one hurdle: their teenage children, who can’t stand each other. Joumana Khatib, New York Times, "New in Paperback: ‘Why Buddhism Is True,’ ‘The End of Eddy’," 15 June 2018 Martucci's obstetrician-gynecologist, Ralph Anderson, who practices at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York, has helped more than 50 women ease pain during childbirth with VR. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of obstetrician

medical : a doctor who specializes in obstetrics


ob·ste·tri·cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən \

Medical Definition of obstetrician 

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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