Allied health

a segment of healthcare professions comprised of specialized occupations that require certification, including physical therapists, dental hygienists, social workers, speech therapists, nutritionists, etc., but not including doctors, nurses, and dentists.

pertaining to professional health-care providers who are not physicians, esp. medical -ssistants, technicians, and therapists but not nurses

some people cl-ssify nurses as allied health professionals, but others do not.
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