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 Dictionary entry overview: What does health care provider mean? 

  The noun HEALTH CARE PROVIDER has 1 sense:

1. a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

  Familiarity information: HEALTH CARE PROVIDER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


caregiver; health care provider; health professional

Hypernyms ("health care provider" is a kind of...):

professional; professional person (a person engaged in one of the learned professions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "health care provider"):

bonesetter (someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones)

electrologist (someone skilled in the use of electricity to remove moles or warts or hair roots)

medical assistant (a person trained to assist medical professionals)

medical man; medical practitioner (someone who practices medicine)

nurse (one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician))

apothecary; chemist; druggist; pharmacist; pill pusher; pill roller (a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs)

Holonyms ("health care provider" is a member of...):

health profession (the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients)

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