A doctor who is frequently on call, particularly one who earns a living by filling in for other doctors. Also: oncallogist.
Example Citations:
For surgeons such as Dr. Rabinovich, it means cobbling together a job by filling in for others in what is jokingly referred to as the burgeoning new specialty: the on-call-ogist.
—Lisa Priest, " Canadian surgeons face flat-lining job market: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/canadian-surgeons-face-flat-lining-job-market/article1920006/." The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2011
So this is the tale of the "on-call-ogist",
Who met Richard for the very first time,
Tomorrow the 'real guy' should be in,
And he can clarify.
—Sonja, " The Tale of the Crazy 'On-Call-gist': http://adayinthelifeofaj.blogspot.com/2010/08/tall-of-crazy-on-call-ogist.html," A Day in the Life of AJ and Dexter, August 22, 2010
Earliest Citation:
"Obstetrics?" I asked, intentionally making myself sound puzzled. "I thought you said you were on call three times a week."
She looked at me, her eyebrows twisted. "Yeah, I'm on call three times a week."
"Doesn't that mean you're an on-call-ogist?"
—Jack Orchard, Extra Hands: http://books.google.com/books?id=URD3kwugXfYC&pg=PA125&dq=%22on-call-ogist, Jack Orchard, December 19, 2007
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