allied health professional

allied health professional
An individual trained to perform services in the care of patients other than a physician or registered nurse; includes a variety of therapy technicians ( e.g., pulmonary), radiology technicians, physical therapists, etc.

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a person with special training, licensed when necessary, who works under the supervision of a health professional with responsibilities bearing on patient care. Called also paraprofessional.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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