clinician

noun

cli·​ni·​cian kli-ˈni-shən How to pronounce clinician (audio)
1
: a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
2
: a person who conducts a clinic

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Xander Bogaerts was the Patrice Bergeron of baseball, an elegant clinician on the field and the consummate leader inside the locker room. Bob Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Dec. 2022 His businesses were never enrolled as providers in Medicaid, but he was enrolled individually as a behavioral health clinician, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 20 Dec. 2022 The Colts have employed Elizabeth White, a health clinician, as their full-time, in-house counselor since 2015. Anna Katherine Clemmons, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 Multiple times a week, patients looking for Planned Parenthood mistakenly walk through PDHC’s doors, according to a Planned Parenthood clinician, Jennifer, who asked CNN not to use her last name out of security concerns. Casey Tolan, CNN, 25 Oct. 2022 With this system, a primary care clinician may pick up on an emerging emotional concern at an annual well child visit – for example, a teenager reporting trouble sleeping because of anxiety. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 6 Oct. 2022 She was evaluated by a mental health clinician at the scene, police said. Nick Stoico, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2022 Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office filed the criminal charges against Khaled A. Awad Thursday while the 24-year old man was undergoing a competency evaluation by a court clinician at Brighton Municipal Court. BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2021 In its report to the May 8 Town Meeting, the Town Meeting Advisory Committee said the budget also pays for a new assistant town manager position, a mental health clinician in the police department, and about $240,000 for field maintenance. BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of clinician was in 1875

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“Clinician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinician. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

clinician

noun
cli·​ni·​cian klin-ˈish-ən How to pronounce clinician (audio)
: an individual qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
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