private practice

noun

: a professional business (such as that of a lawyer or doctor) that is not controlled or paid for by the government or a larger company (such as a hospital)
After years as attorney general, he returned to private practice.

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“Private practice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/private%20practice. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

private practice

noun

1
: practice of a profession (as medicine) independently and not as an employee
2
: the patients depending on and using the services of a physician in private practice
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