- Head doctor can refer to a physician who is in charge or it can be a sometimes derogatory term used to describe psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals who treat primarily mental health problems.
- An example of a head doctor is the chief of cardiology in the hospital.
- An example of a head doctor is a psychologist.
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Slang a psychiatrist
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