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consult - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary says as follows:
1 [transitive, intransitive] to go to somebody for information or advice
consult somebody If the pain continues, consult your doctor.
consult somebody about something Have you consulted your lawyer about this?a consulting engineer (= one who has expert knowledge and gives advice)
(North American English) consult with somebody (about/on something) Consult with your physician about possible treatments.
Is "consult with somebody" used only in Norh American English?
If so, how do British people (and other English native speakers) say "Consult with your physician about possible treatments"?
Just "Consult your physician..."?
Note that in AmE, we would also say "consult your physician." That is, the "with" is optional in that type of sentence.
I agree with SoothingDave that consult with is commonly heard in AmE. But in my opinion it is inferior to the simple consult. We in the Great White North prefer to omit the superfluous with.
We generally "discuss" treatment options with our doctor. "To consult" in medical terms is what the doctor does, not what the patient does.
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If our doctor refers us to a hospital for treatment, we refer to the person who deals with us 'the specialist' or, if such be his rank, 'the consultant. If we address him/her , we still use 'Doctor', though if we add his/her name, it's 'Dr Surname' for physicians and 'Mr/Ms Surname' for surgeons.
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