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pro·vid·er

 (prə-vī′dər)
n.
1. One who supplies a means of subsistence: parents who were good providers.
2. One that makes something, such as a service, available: primary health care providers.
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pro•vid•er

(prəˈvaɪ dər)

n.
1. a person or thing that provides.
2. a person who supports a family or another person.
[1515–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provider - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodityprovider - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
black marketeer - someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
caterer - someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
connection - a supplier (especially of narcotics)
dispenser - a person who dispenses
distributer, distributor - someone who markets merchandise
purveyor - someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
recruiter - someone who supplies members or employees
stockist - one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods
provisioner, sutler, victualer, victualler - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
2.provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
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provider

noun
1. supplier, giver, source, donor, benefactor Japan is the largest provider of foreign aid in the world.
2. breadwinner, supporter, earner, mainstay, wage earner A husband's job is to be a good provider.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
poskytovatel
tuottaja
fournisseurfornitore

provider

[prəˈvaɪdəʳ] Nproveedor(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

provider

[prəˈvaɪdər] n
[goods, services] → fournisseur m
internet provider → fournisseur d'accès service provider
(in family)soutien m (de famille)
sole provider
She is the sole provider for her family → Elle est seule à pourvoir aux besoins de sa famille.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

provider

n
(Econ) → Lieferant(in) m(f)
(Internet) → Provider m, → Anbieter m
(for family) → Ernährer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pro·vid·er

n. proveedor-a, abastecedor-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

provider

n proveedor -ra mf; health care — profesional mf sanitario, proveedor -ra mf de salud
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In the fee schedule final rule, CMS expands its definition of nonphysician provider to mean physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, clinical psychologist, or clinical social worker.
physician or nonphysician provider during the month of July 1994.
Rural practices also staff nonphysician clinicians (NPs and PAs) more frequently--nearly 70 percent of these practices have at least one nonphysician provider. At the county level, the average economic conditions are similar across groups, but the physician density sharply declines when moving from the most to least populated counties.
Behavior changes for a prepubertal child with a motivated family can be explained in depth by a nurse or other nonphysician provider in a follow-up visit.
The practices range in size from 5 to 148 physicians and employ one nonphysician provider for every four physicians, on average.
The Internet has allowed many patients to contact their physician (or nonphysician provider) directly; with assurances of privacy offered by current Internet communications systems, information can be readily shared between patient and physician.
Dial and colleagues (1995) also reported that most HMOs did not have formal methods for estimating nonphysician provider staffing needs.
A nurse or other nonphysician provider can convey some information or provide materials to the patient about the treatment or procedure toward the goal of obtaining informed consent, but, again, it is you who must then come in and complete the discussion.
Provider claims files were used to identify services provided by p hysicians and nonphysician providers (AMA 1995), the specialty of the physician or type of nonphysician provider who provided each service, and the charge for each service.
An AHP will be charged with establishing a local policy-making body that includes consumers, physicians, and nonphysician provider inputs.
The statistical significance of the covariance term (rho) indicates that a substitution to cheaper nonphysician provider types affects the demand for both specialist and nonspecialist physician providers.
The database also doesn't take into account whether a service was provided by a physician or a nonphysician provider, a factor that would affect the price, Ms.