Different Types of Doctors and What They Do
The world is Mother Nature's marvel that is blessed with different wonders of the natural world like the human body system. But, with every blessing comes a curse and this curse that plagues the living world is diseases. There are different diseases and disorders that are either due to microorganisms, parasites, non-functioning of different organs in the body, biochemical imbalances, genetic or hereditary problems, etc. Many times, people suffer from different kinds of accidents- natural and man-made, gunshots, stabbing wounds, burns, and many other innovative types of grievous injuries. These different medical problems are taken care of by different types of doctors, according to their field of specialization. There are hundreds of examples around the world, where doctors have been able to pull men out of the jaws of death with their medical expertise. If you too want to face different medical challenges, then the following list of different types of doctors and their specialty, will help you find a foothold in the medical world.
Audiologists: These doctors help patients with different ear problems and help children who are either deaf or mute to learn to communicate.
Allergist: These doctors help in treating different kinds of allergies and immune system disorders like hay fever, asthma, etc. Andrologist: The andrologist helps in diagnosing and treating disorders related to the male reproductive system. Anesthesiologist: They study and administer anesthesia and anesthetic medicines that helps in facilitating treatment, diagnosis of medical conditions and complete minor and major surgeries without the patient having to feel more than the prick of the anesthetic needle. Cardiologist: These are doctors of the heart that diagnose and treat heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Dentist: Perhaps one of the most feared doctors of all is the dentist due to their tooth extraction habits! These doctors are concerned with dental health, teeth and dental problems like cavities and bleeding gums. They treat gum diseases, straighten teeth, carry out root canals, etc. .
Dermatologist: A dermatologist studies the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases, as well as its appendages (nails, hair, sweat glands) and treats the related ailments.
Endocrinologist: A doctor who studies disorders of the endocrine system and their glands, like thyroid problems and other such hormonal imbalances and the specific secretions of hormones is what entails an endocrinologist job description.
Epidemiologist: Epidemiologist are the doctors who are also known as 'disease detectives'. They carry out study of diseases and come up with ways of prevention of diseases through vaccinations, etc.
Family Practitioner: These are your friendly neighborhood doctors who are general physicians, and treat patients of all ages & medical non-emergency conditions usually in a clinic.
Gastroenterologist: A doctor that studies diseases of digestive system and gives treatment related to the gasteroenterlogy.
Gynecologists: The doctor who studies and treats diseases of the female reproductive system.
Hematologist: A hematologist studies blood and its diseases.
Hepatologist: A hepatologist studies and treats diseases of the liver.
Immunologist: The doctor who studies all aspects of the immune system in all organisms and gives treatment to diseases of the immune system.
Infectious Disease Specialists: The doctors who study & treat diseases that are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and are usually based within the hospital. These doctors are involved in a lot of research work.
Internal Medicine Specialists: These doctors provide diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases and are usually found working in hospitals as intensivists.
Internists: These doctors focus on adult medicine and have completed a special study related to the...
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