- a physician specializing in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases, especially of adults.
Origin of internist
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Examples from the Web for internist
The same would be true of his dentist, his eye doctor, and his internist.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
My wife and I had only in the last couple of months found an internist whom we liked and who took Oxford.Obamacare May Be Dangerous to Your Health
November 30, 2013
My wife is an internist who works for a company that keeps records on an EMR.
Before I switched to this work I was an internist for a large HMO, entering my notes into an EMR.
Internist Kent Sepkowitz on the truth about love lives in lab coats.Doctors as Doormats in the David Petraeus Scandal
November 14, 2012
- a physician who specializes in internal medicine
Word Origin and History for internist
1904, American English, from internal medicine + -ist.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician specializing in internal medicine.
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