A woman visits her physician.
- An example of a physician is a family doctor.
- An example of a physician is a holistic healer.
- a person licensed to practice medicine; doctor of medicine
- any medical doctor other than one specializing in surgery
- any person or thing that heals, relieves, or comforts
Origin of physicianMiddle English and Old French fisicien from Classical Latin physica: see physic
- A person trained and licensed to practice medicine; one who has a Doctor of Medicine or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
- Archaic A person who practices general medicine as distinct from surgery.
- A person who heals or exerts a healing influence.
Origin of physicianMiddle English fisicien from Old French from fisique medical science ; see physic.
(plural physicians) Physician on Wikipedia.
- In the UK and British commonwealth countries, a physician holds a postgraduate degree such Master of General Medicine or fellowship certificate such MRCP or FRCP from the Royal College of Physician in UK. In the United States, the term is frequently regulated by State laws, and in all States includes those with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, and in many, but not all States those with the D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree.
From Middle English fisicien, from Old French fisicÃ¯en (“physician"), from fisique (“art of healing"), from Latin physica (“natural science"), from Ancient Greek Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÎ® á¼Ï€Î¹ÏƒÏ„Î®Î¼Î· (phusikÄ“ epistÄ“mÄ“, “knowledge of nature"), from Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (phusikos, “pertaining to nature"). Displaced native Middle English lÃ¦che, leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English lÇ£Ä‹e (“physician, medical doctor")).