Physician vs Cardiologist - What's the difference?

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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.

physician

English

Alternative forms

* phisician (obsolete) * phisitian (obsolete) * physitian (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun) ("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.
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  • *: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.
  • Usage notes

    * 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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    cardiologist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A physician who specializes in medical problems related to the heart.
  • See also

    * cardiology