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PHY-003: Use of the Word “Provider”

Use of the Word “Provider”: The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) believes in the use of the word physician” when referring to physicians (MDs, DOs) and encourages the use of the term “ non-physician clinician” when referring to all other health care professionals in official Society literature such as journals, brochures, interviews, lectures, etc.; and will encourage other state medical specialty societies (academies), medical schools, hospitals, insurance companies, and health systems within the state to adopt this practice. (HOD, 0411)*

*Currently under five-year policy review.