A physician is your doctor. In the United States, the Social Security Act, the Office ofInspector General, JCAHO, and the Centers for Medicare and MedicaidServices all define… a physician as being one of the following 5health care providers: .
A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine(D.O.) (medical physicians) .
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) .
A Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS or DMD) .
A Doctor of Optometry (OD) .
A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) In other countries your medical physician may hold differenttitles. Outside of the United States your physician may be aBachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHb, or MBBS). (MORE)