Different Types of Doctors & Medical Specialists
Veterinary Doctor – A veterinarian treats, cures, and prevents diseases in animals.
Pediatrician – A pediatrician is a medical doctor specializing in treating infants, and children.
Cardiologist – A cardiologist treats the cardiovascular system. They treat and diagnose the abnormality in our blood vessels and heart.
Gynecologist – A gynecologist specializes in the female reproductive system.
Orthopedic – The Medical specialty that focuses on the Skeletal system including bones, joints, and muscles is known as orthopedic.
Psychiatrists – Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness.
Dentist – The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for our teeth.
Pulmonologist – Pulmonary means lungs, hence a doctor who treats lungs is known as a pulmonologist.
ENT – ENT stands for ear, nose, and throat, A doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the ear, nose, and throat is also called an otolaryngologist.
Endocrinologist – An endocrinologist is a doctor that treats diseases related to problems with hormones, hormonal glands, or the endocrine system.
Neurologist – Neurologist Treating and diagnosing issues of the nervous system. Our nervous system includes our brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and nerves.
Oncologist – An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer.
Gastroenterologists – Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat digestive disorders including liver disease, ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dermatologists – A dermatologist is a doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair, and nails.
Urologists – Urologists diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract which includes your kidneys, bladder, and ureters.
General surgeon – general surgeon is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders that may require surgical treatment and repairs damage caused by injuries.
Radiologist – A radiologist diagnosing internal & external injuries with the help of imaging techniques like x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, etc.
Anesthetists – Anaesthetists are specialist doctors who provide anesthesia to the patients before or during various medical procedures and surgeries.
Some important Abbreviations used in the medical field.
ICU – (Intensive Care Unit)
ICCU – (Intensive Coronary Care Unit)
OPD – Outpatient Department.
MD – Doctor of Medicine
A&E – Accident and Emergency
CT scan – computerized tomography Scan
CXR – chest X-ray
ECG – electrocardiogram
EEG – electroencephalogram
ED – emergency department
EMU – early morning urine sample
Hx – history
IM – injection into a muscle
IV – injection directly to a vein
MRI – magnetic resonance imaging