Definitions

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  • n. One who is not a physician.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ physician

Examples

  • Elected nonphysician coroners reported 11% fewer female suicides and 6% fewer male suicides than medical examiners who are always appointed and tend to be MDs.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Elected physician coroners reported even fewer suicides than elected nonphysician coroners.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • One approach has been to "task shift" -- train and deploy more nonphysician clinicians to take on a broader range of health services, including some emergency obstetric care.

    Pamela W. Barnes: The Five Steps to Achieving MDG 5 and Saving Mothers' Lives

  • Included in the remaining 18% are medical supplies and "nonphysician medical providers."

    David Wallechinsky: Health Reform: A Beginner's Guide

  • In most states, it is illegal to administer acupuncture without a license, and states have regulations that govern education and licensing of acupuncturists—both physician and nonphysician.

    The Source

  • I doubt that many young internists in training will aspire to this role, especially because its many components can be done better and more efficiently by nonphysician personnel. posted by james gaulte @ 7:36 AM

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The amount of training required for physician acupuncturists and, in some states, chiropractor acupuncturists may be only two to three hundred hours; a typical education standard for a nonphysician acupuncturist is two to three thousand hours.9 However, one advantage to a physician acupuncturist is that insurance may be more likely to pay for visits.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • The office had to be closed because I as a nonphysician was not allowed to have an office.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2004

  • In conference action, a rider was added that would amend the recently-enacted Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act to expand the prohibition of discrimination against individuals who refuse to "prescribe" contraceptives to individuals who "otherwise provide for" contraceptives (all nonphysician providers) in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

    Memorandum By President To House On Cjs Veto

  • The nonphysician board members were mostly people who owned their own businesses.

    The Silent Cradle

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