Re: Did you know...the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany?


As a medical social worker in the 1970s, I always understood the term "provider" to be a catchall that included doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, mental health counselors, physical therapists and others, mostly used by insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.  

Frankly, even if it were true that the term originated in nazi Germany, I think that would be no more than an interesting bit of trivia.  It's how we use the word now that matters. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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