PRIMARY CARETAKER STANDARD

Utilized in child custody disputes, the primary caretaker standard evaluates each parent and generally awards custody to that parent that has taken on the...

PATIENT

noun. 1. a recipient of healthcare from a licensed healthcare professional. 2. with regard to language, the being which is impacted by or experienced...

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated...

CAPITATION

in healthcare, refers to a method of payment that has been pre-arranged between the healthcare provider/facility and the physician. This applies to patients enrolled...

BRISSAUD'S INFANTILISM

n. a developmental anomaly associated with an underactivity of the thyroid gland. The condition begins after birth and continues on to cause significant delays...

CARPENTER'S SYNDROME

n. an autosomal recessive disorder which is characterized by a pointed, tower-shaped skull, fused digits, and obesity. A person may also show below-average height...

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP)

A primary care provider, also known as a PCP or primary physician offers the first amount of care once a patient decides to seek...

INTERVENTIONIST

Atherapist, behavioural scientist, a physician, or other professional who modifies the symptoms or conditions of a patient

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)

an agency of the United States government mandated in 1930 to deliver the laws supplying benefits and other services to veterans, and their beneficiaries...

BARANY TEST

n. a test used for detecting diseases related to the function of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. Devised by Austrian physician Robert...

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