physician

noun (formal, esp. AmE)
ADJECTIVE
family (AmE), general, hospital (esp. BrE), occupational (BrE), primary-care

Dr Dennett is a practicing family physician in Atlanta.

attending, practising/practicing, prescribing, referring, treating
experienced, licensed (AmE), qualified
senior
consultant (BrE)
emergency
personal, private, resident, royal (esp. BrE)

He became the President's personal physician.

Ayurvedic, homeopathic, naturopathic, etc.
eminent (BrE)
PREPOSITION
physician to

He was physician to George Washington.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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