physiatrist

noun
phys·​iat·​rist | \ˌfi-zē-ˈa-trist, fi-ˈzī-ə-trist\

Definition of physiatrist 

: a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

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Numb thumb This phrase describes a tingly, itchy, or burning numbness in your palm near your thumb that happens because of carpal tunnel syndrome, Ellen Casey, M.D., a physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, tells SELF. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "The Right Way to Use Your Phone So You Don’t Wreck Your Body," 27 Sep. 2018 He was born on a military base in Illinois and his father was an Army physiatrist, according to the Military Times. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Who is David Shulkin? 3 things to know about Trump's former secretary of Veterans Affairs," 28 Mar. 2018

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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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physiatrist

noun
phys·​iat·​rist | \ˌfiz-ē-ˈa-trəst, fə-ˈzī-ə-trəst\

Medical Definition of physiatrist 

: a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

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