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Articles before profession names: “Ms. Smith, public health nurse, was born…”

I know that, in general, we use an article before a name of a profession. For instance: He is a doctor. But should we put an article in the following cases? Mr. Smith, a doctor, works… Ms. Smith, ...
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“Dobby the house-elf's former owners”

Edging along the second row to three still-empty seats right behind Mr. Weasley were none other than Dobby the house-elf's former owners: Lucius Malfoy; his son, Draco; and a woman Harry supposed must ...
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Article usage in a noun clause: “Tim Courtney, (a?) (the?) chief investment officer of Exencial Wealth Advisors, said..”

I am struggling with using articles in noun clauses. I have seen some examples where an articles is omitted when the following noun is not even uncountable. For example: "Tim Courtney, chief ...