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Category:Medical doctors by specialty



This category contains various subcategories of physicians specialties.

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Some medical specialties are known by technical names; some of these are listed and defined below.

  • Aerospace Medicine Specialists study the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel.
  • Andrologists diagnose and treat disorders of the male reproductive system.
  • Anesthesiologists study and administer anesthetic medicines facilitating treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions.
  • Dermatologists study the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases, as well as its appendages (nails, hair, sweat glands).
  • Endocrinologists study disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones.
  • Family Medicine study of disease diatheses, birthing to elderly age age groups' disease , as well as all aspects of disease and its prevention
  • Gastroenterologists study diseases of digestive system.
  • Gynecologists study diseases of the female reproductive system.
  • Hematologists study blood and its diseases.
  • Hepatologists study dieases of the liver.
  • Immunologists study all aspects of the immune system in all organisms.
  • Internists focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.
  • Microbiologists study causes, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Neurologists study the nervous system and its disorders.
  • Neurosurgeons treat central and peripheral nervous system diseases which are amenable to mechanical intervention.
  • Oncologists study the treatment of cancer.
  • Ophthalmologists study the eye and eye surgery.
  • Optometrists study eye and its diseases.
  • Orthopaedists focus on the skeletal system and treat bone diseases.
  • Otolaryngologists or ENT specialists treat the ear, the nose and the throat as well as the head and the neck.
  • Parasitologists study parasites, their biology and pathology, as well as parasitic diseases.
  • Pathologists study the abnormalities of living organisms.
  • Paleopathologists study ancient diseases.
  • Pediatricians study the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Physiatrists study and treat the function and rehabilitation of patients.
  • Podiatrists study and treat disorders of the foot and ankle.
  • Psychiatrists specialize in psychiatry, the branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats mental illness and behavioral disorders.
  • Radiologists study the medical use of X-rays or other imaging technologies to diagnose or treat disease.
  • Urologists study the urinary system and its diseases.

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