Learn the names of different types of doctors in English.
Medical practitioners are qualified people who work as doctors in a hospital or private practice.
Medical specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine (their specialty area)
Here are 12 types of doctors and specialists in various areas in health care profession.
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– The surgeon is performing an eye operation.
– A paramedic bandaged his foot.
– I think you ought to see a psychologist.
– A nurse cleaned and bandaged the wound.
– She had a sore throat. She needed to see ENT doctor.
– We had to wait for the pharmacist to make up prescription.
– He is a good consulting doctor.
– Taylor wants to become an attending doctor.
– I got the duty doctor to give her a blood test, for my eyes only.
– You should consult your family doctor for further advice.
– Shelly took the sick cat to a veterinarian.
– I went to my dentist to have a tooth taken out.
Cardiologist: A doctor who studies or treats heart diseases
Dentist: Someone whose job is to treat people’s teeth
Endocrinologist: A specially trained doctor who has a basic training in Internal Medicine as well.
General practitioner: A medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients
Microbiologist: A scientist who studies microscopic life forms and processes
Nephrologist: A physician who studies and deals with nephrology
Surgeon: A doctor who does operations in a hospital
Obstetrician: A doctor who has special training in obstetrics
ENT Specialist: A surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck
Parasitologist: A scientist who studies parasites and their biology and pathology, such as the parasitic diseases caused by them
Pathologist: A physician/ medical doctor who specialises in pathology, which is the diagnosing of disease using organs, tissue, and body fluids
Pediatrician: A doctor who deals with children and their illnesses
Podiatrist: A doctor who takes care of people’s feet and treats foot diseases
Psychiatrist: A doctor trained in the treatment of mental illness
Emergency doctor: A doctor works at an emergency department to care for acutely ill patients
Veterinarian: Someone who is trained to give medical care and treatment to sick animals