pe·di·a·tri·cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trist, pē-ˈdī-ə- \

Definition of pediatrician 

: a specialist in pediatrics

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Your family physician or pediatrician Local pharmacies County public health departments typically provide immunizations and other health screenings with extended hours in the weeks before school begins. Arlinda Smith Broady, ajc, "Four questions about back-to-school vaccinations," 10 July 2018 Mai Khanh Tran is a pediatrician running as a Democrat for Orange County’s 39th Congressional District seat, being vacated by retiring GOP Rep. Ed Royce. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "Trump’s re-election campaign begs for cash. It’s not the only one," 31 May 2018 Winickoff is a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul," 7 May 2018 Weber noted that Cornwell and Baldock were young women of great promise, one aiming to be a pediatrician and the other a neurosurgeon. Greg Moran,, "Man gets 17 years in prison for 2015 wrong way crash that killed two med school students," 6 Apr. 2018 His mother, according to the Vikings’ Website, is a pediatrician. Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "Is another large player of Nigerian descent joining the Miami Hurricanes?," 19 Jan. 2018 But a trip to the family pediatrician, who was aware of what was happening with Kalea, knew that his strange gait and balance issues were tell-tale signs of a brain tumor. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Siblings diagnosed with brain tumors 2 weeks apart," 28 June 2018 Hotez and a few other doctors, many of them pediatricians, have been taking on this vaccine-skeptic movement. NBC News, "Anti-vaccine hotspots on rise across U.S., study finds," 12 June 2018 Hale, now 10 and a spokesperson for the Sepsis Alliance’s awareness campaign, said her parents brought her to the pediatrician’s office three times in one week six years ago. Karen Weintraub, STAT, "Sepsis is the third leading cause of death. Can a new blood test change that?," 3 July 2018

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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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of pediatrician 

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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