pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ ˌpē-​dē-​ˈa-​trist How to pronounce pediatrist (audio) , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

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The data looked at measures like conventional delivery charges at hospitals, annual average infant-care costs, pediatricians per capita, midwives per capita and infant mortality rates. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Don't have a baby in these states if you want a big hospital bill, a lower quality of life," 13 Aug. 2019 The New Hampshire bill would add primary care workers and pediatricians to the list of providers who can bill the state’s Medicaid program for telehealth consults, according to New Hampshire Public Radio. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "A Federal Panel Says All Adults Should Be Screened for Drug Addiction: Brainstorm Health," 13 Aug. 2019 The only doctor disciplined in the past four years was Bob Sears, a pediatrician from Dana Point (Orange County). Dustin Gardiner,, "Parents block California’s effort to investigate ‘fake’ vaccine exemptions," 12 Aug. 2019 The baby’s pediatrician diagnosed him with an ulcer on his soft pallet and hand, foot and mouth disease, according to the complaint. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Murder charges: Baby was being ‘difficult,’ so Woodbury dad dropped him on his head," 9 Aug. 2019 Many of the physician leaders who took on the N.R.A. are women: Esther Choo, an emergency-room doctor; Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist; Stephanie Bonne, a trauma surgeon; Jeannie Moorjani, a pediatrician. Eric Topol, The New Yorker, "Why Doctors Should Organize," 5 Aug. 2019 In October 2018, with the health center showing little profit in the preceding years, the center’s owner — a 70-year-old pediatrician — shuttered the practice, according to the criminal filing. Dugan Arnett,, "A high-stakes gambler had VIP perks and a million in losses. But where did the cash come from?," 3 Aug. 2019 In 2017, McDaniel and behavioral pediatrician Jenny Radesky surveyed parents from 170 US families with children under five about their tech use and their child’s behavior. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "Smartphones are disrupting the crucial connections between parents and their babies," 31 July 2019 Parents seeking help have encountered pediatricians who did not understand the magnitude of the addiction or had few answers. Author: Moriah Balingit, Anchorage Daily News, "E-cigarettes spawn a form of teen addiction that worries doctors, parents and schools," 26 July 2019

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who treats babies and children


pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \

Kids Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who specializes in the care of babies and children


variants: or chiefly British paediatrician \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ə-​ˈtrish-​ən How to pronounce paediatrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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