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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kinds of Doctors

Doctor helps you live longer, healthier life. If you want to be a doctor, here is the required information about different kinds of doctors. After looking at the list of different kinds of doctors, you may decide which type of doctor you want to be.

Who would not be happy if an M.D. appears after his name? Children are always fascinated by the glamor of Medical jobs. But earning the title of M.D. is not an easy task. A doctor has a thorough knowledge of his field along with 'problem solving and critical thinking' skills. Besides being intelligent, a doctor is determinant, compassionate, consistent, soft spoken and hard working by nature. A successful doctor is always found willing to work 24 hours, for which physical fitness and mental stability are also essential. After several years in medical school and a medical residency, you can achieve the M.D. title. One who is patient, can examine and diagnose the patients well! As you are inquisitive about how many kinds of doctors are there, here is a list of different kinds of doctors.

Different Kinds of Doctors
  1. Psychiatrist - Deals with mental health
  2. Pediatrician - Child doctor
  3. Neonatologist - Infants doctor
  4. Podiatrist - Foot doctor
  5. Nephrologist - Kidney doctor
  6. Cardiologist - Deals with heart diseases
  7. Optometrist - Deals with eye problems
  8. Dentist - Tooth doctor
  9. Urologist - Deals with bladder
  10. Oncologist - Cancer doctor
  11. Obstetrician - Deals with pregnancy and childbirth
  12. Neurologist - Deals with the problems of brain and nerves
  13. Dermatologist - Deals with skin problems
  14. Gastrologist - Deals with digestive system problems
  15. Endocrinologist - Deals with the problems of thyroid and other ductless glands
  16. Rheumatologist - Deals with treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones
  17. Anesthesiologist - One who 'puts you out' for surgery and who monitors the patient's vitals.
  18. Emergency Medicine Doctor - Responds to myriad medical conditions.
  19. General Practitioner - Examines regular patients, whole families, sees you for referrals to specialists.
  20. Plastic or Cosmetic surgeon - Helps burns, breast augmentations, face lifts, etc.
  21. Thoracic Surgeon - Deals with chest and lung surgery
  22. Geriatrics Specialist - Deals with problems of the elderly
  23. Orthopedics Specialist - Deals with bone and joint surgery
  24. Ophthalmologist - Deals with the eyes and eye surgery
  25. Otolaryngology specialist - Deals with ear, nose and throat surgery
  26. Allergist or Immunologist - Diagnoses and treats illnesses and problems related to the immune systems. He treats asthma, allergies, insect bites and stings, etc.
The list does not end here. There are so many other types of doctors from so many other branches of medicine like the doctors for sports medicine, sexually transmitted diseases, rehabilitation medicine, pathology, military medicine, AIDS/HIV, palliative medicine, toxicology, transplantation medicine, etc. which along your journey to becoming a doctor, you may like to choose as a specialty.

All medical jobs are highest paying jobs but all kinds of doctors need to spend almost fifteen to twenty years in college and hospitals, before they can settle down as a successful doctor. Newly passed out doctors, interested in a highly specialized field, for example neurosurgery, are required to perform residencies that last for six years or more.

Once you complete your residencies, your formal medical training is finally complete. However, before you can practice medicine, you should get a license from the state in which you plan to work. After getting the license, you may set up your own private practice or join a practice with other physicians or you may work for hospitals, health departments, laboratories or other medical organizations. Some doctors never see patients! They like to go for research in the laboratories. Some like to teach in the medical schools. Some dedicated doctors spend their whole life for the welfare of economically backward people or for eradication of some diseases like polio, leprosy, etc.

You may like to read more on: Doctor's profession is a respectable profession and you can enjoy job satisfaction in this field. I hope you find the above information about kinds of doctors informative and helpful while deciding about your career.
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