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PHYSICIAN. One lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine.
     2. A physician in England cannot recover for fees, as his practice is altogether honorary. Peake C. N. P. 96, 123; 4 T. R. 317.
     3. But in Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the United States, he may recover for his services. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 416. The law implies, therefore, a contract on the part of a medical man, as well as those of other professions, to discharge their duty in a skillful and attentive manner; and the law will redress the party injured by their neglect or ignorance. 1 Saund. 312, R; 1 Ld. Raym. 213; 2 Wils. 359; 8 East, 348.
     4. They are sometimes answerable criminally for mala praxis. (q.v.) 2 Russ. on Cr. 288; Ayl. Pand. 213; Com. Dig. h.t. Vin. Ab. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Results suggest that brief education provided to PCPs in a "curbside consultation" format may increase PCP adherence to AAP and best practice guidelines for ADHD.
The curbside consultation: legal, moral, and ethical considerations.
and his collaborators designing the "Curbside Consultation in Hip Arthroplasty" try to widen the reader insight for a better outcome in hip arthroplasty by the expert opinions and current concepts for various treatment options in difficult or controversial cases.
The definition of curbside consultation in the study excluded consultations for infection control, efforts to restrict antibiotic use, follow-up on formal consultations, education of students or residents, and curbside consultations that converted to formal consultations on the same day.
Formal consultation versus curbside consultation. The relative permanence of the provider group in the MCO, and the smaller number of providers, allows for more informal consultation between disciplines.
of Missouri-Kansas City) collects answers to 49 clinical questions practicing pediatricians, residents, medical students, physician assistants, family practitioners, and nurse practitioners might have about pediatric infectious disease during a "curbside consultation." Contributed by pediatrics and infectious disease specialists from the US, they relate to urinary tract infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, tinea capitis, tick-borne illness, atypical pneumonia, otitis media, pharyngitis, viral testing, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection/sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, Epstein-Barr virus/cytomegalovirus, lymphadenopathy, candidiasis, and prolonged or recurrent fever.
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Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Obesity: 49 Clinical Questions