Physician vs. Physiotherapist



A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery.


A therapist who treats physical injury or dysfunction, usually with exercise.


A medical doctor trained in human medicine.


therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder


A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine.


Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul.


a licensed medical practitioner;

‘I felt so bad I went to see my doctor’;


A physician (American English), medical practitioner (Commonwealth English), medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Physicians may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, and methods of treatment—known as specialities—or they may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities—known as general practice.

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