Eligible professional (EP) means a physician as defined in section 1861 of the Act, which includes, with certain limitations, all of the following types of professionals:
(1) A doctor of medicine or osteopathy.
(2) A doctor of dental surgery or medicine.
(3) A doctor of podiatric medicine.
(4) A doctor of optometry.
(5) A chiropractor.
42 CFR § 495.100
In this subpart unless otherwise indicated