[fiz-ee-a-trist, fi-zahy-uh-trist]
a physician specializing in physical medicine.

1945–50; physiatr(ics) + -ist Unabridged
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physiatrist phys·i·at·rist (fĭz'ē-āt'rĭst, fĭ-zī'ə-trĭst)

  1. A physician who specializes in physical medicine.

  2. A health care professional who administers physical therapy; a physical therapist.

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The receiving trauma rehabilitation facility and physiatrist can also provide guidance by phone.
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