physiatrist

noun
phys·​iat·​rist | \ ˌfi-zē-ˈa-trist How to pronounce physiatrist (audio) , fi-ˈzī-ə-trist \

Definition of physiatrist

: a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Examples of physiatrist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few miles away, Jaffe, a pediatric physiatrist in Philadelphia, sat in the emergency room waiting area at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital with her hand wrapped in gauze. Patrick Marley, Robert Klemko And Kim Bellware, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2022 A few miles away, Jaffe, a pediatric physiatrist in Philadelphia, sat in the emergency room waiting area at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital with her hand wrapped in gauze. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Alba Azola, a physiatrist at Johns Hopkins, said that helping long-COVID patients make that transition is one of the most challenging parts of her job as co-director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Post Acute COVID Team Clinic. Frances Stead Sellers, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 Medium firmness has shown to be effective in improving pain, according to Naimish Baxi, M.D., physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 Gary Cohen was a physiatrist, practicing at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center as well as other medical venues in Birmingham and living in nearby Mountain Brook. al, 8 July 2021 An orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist or physiatrist will have knowledge of this condition and could evaluate you, probably with an X-ray. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 22 Sep. 2021 Cohen is the brother of Gary Cohen, a doctor practicing as a physiatrist at Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center, who also died in the June 24 collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 17 July 2021 According to previous reports, online records show that Gary Cohen has more than 20 years of experience as a physiatrist, a physician who focuses on physical training and rehabilitation. al, 8 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of physiatrist

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physiatrist

physiatrics physical medicine, from Greek physis + International Scientific Vocabulary -iatrics

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11 Jul 2022

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“Physiatrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiatrist. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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physiatrist

noun
phys·​iat·​rist | \ ˌfiz-ē-ˈa-trəst, fə-ˈzī-ə-trəst How to pronounce physiatrist (audio) \

Medical Definition of physiatrist

: a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

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