doctor


doctor
noun
ADJECTIVE
excellent, good
female, male, woman
qualified
experienced
trainee (BrE)
junior, senior (both BrE)
medical
military, prison, school, team
family (esp. BrE), local, primary-care (AmE)

Who is your family doctor?

hospital
emergency-room (abbreviated to ER) (AmE)
NHS (in the UK)
private
locum (BrE)
eye
flying (in Australia)
witch
VERB + DOCTOR
register with (BrE)

You should register with a doctor as soon as possible.

call, fetch (BrE), get, send for

We called the doctor immediately.

(For more verbs see note.)
PHRASES
a doctor's appointment
a doctor's office (AmE), a doctor's surgery (BrE)
doctor's orders

He left the hospital against doctor's orders.

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NOTE: Health practitioners
be … , practise/practice as … 

He practises/practices as a clinical psychologist.

have a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist

Do you have a family doctor?

find … 

What's the best way to find a therapist?

consult … , consult with …  (AmE), go to … , see … , visit … 

I think you ought to see a psychologist.

refer sb to … 

Patients are often referred to a specialist.

 … practises/practices

doctors who practise/practice from home

 … examines sb/sth,  … sees sb

I had an ear, nose and throat specialist examine my sinuses.

The doctor will see you now.

 … treats sb/sth

He is being treated by the therapist.

 … advises sb/sth

The doctor advised me to rest.

a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, specialist prescribes (sb) sth

The psychiatrist prescribed antidepressants.

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