A clinician is a professional dealing with a patient's medical condition, eg a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist. It is a non-specific term, not implying any particular qualification or branch of medicine.

The term tends to encompass the whole sphere of medical practice, rather than just medically-qualified doctors, eg -

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • chiropractors
  • osteopaths
  • podiatrists
  • etc
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