doctor doctor  /ˈdɑk tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a licensed medical practitioner
  2. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
  3. (n) children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
  4. (n) a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
  5. (v) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  6. (v) give medical treatment to
  7. (v) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For 18 months, a German doctor had access to a North Korea few outsiders see.
  2. If there's one place where it's a good idea to come clean, it's the doctor's office.
  3. A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future.

News

  1. Jury: Doctor was not at fault for man’s 8-month erection

    WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - A jury on Monday cleared a doctor of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a Delaware truck driver who underwent a penile implant procedure and ended up with an erection that lasted eight months. "We're stunned," attorney M...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Doctor accused in kickback scheme indicted in separate scheme

    A doctor accused in an elaborate kickback scheme involving unnecessary surgeries at a Chicago hospital has been indicted on separate charges that he sent patients from his Little Village clinic to surgery centers in northwest Indiana and fraudulently billed their insurance for procedures that were never performed.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Doctor arrested for sexual abuse

    A family doctor in Cicero has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

Quotes

  1. "I have to be honest with the team and if I'm not able to play there are other players who can come in and do a good job," he said. "I'm doing everything I can to be fit and then the coaching staff and doctor will make a decision about...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Diego Lugano Source: The Online Heralds (blog)

  2. "There is ample evidence that Doctor Eroshevich and Doctor Kapoor violated their ethical obligations as physicians, while Mr. Stern funneled highly addictive drugs to Ms. Smith," Brown said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: TVNZ

  3. Roxon said the case must go through proper channels _ an appeal to the Migration Review Tribunal and then the immigration minister _ but that "there is a valid reason for this doctor and his family to be eligible to stay here in Australia."
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Nicola Roxon Source: FOXNews

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