As nouns the difference between physician and cardiologist
is that physician
is a practitioner of physic, ie a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery while cardiologist
is a physician who specializes in medical problems related to the heart.
* phisician (obsolete)
* phisitian (obsolete)
* physitian (obsolete)
("physician" on Wikipedia
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.
*:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
A medical doctor trained in human medicine.
*1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
*:The doctor had to go to London for a physician to take charge of his practice.
* In the UK and (w) countries, a physician holds a postgraduate degree such Master of General Medicine or fellowship certificate such MRCP or FRCP from the Royal College of Physician in UK. In the United States, the term is frequently regulated by State laws, and in all States includes those with the (w) (D.O.) degree, the (Doctor of Medicine) (M.D.) degree, and in many, but not all States those with the D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree.
* See also
A physician who specializes in medical problems related to the heart.