medicine: Medical practitioners and specialists
aetiologist or etiologistanaesthetista qualified doctor specializing in the administration of anaesthetics anatomistandrologistaudiologistbacteriologistbalneologistbarefoot doctor(esp in developing countries) a worker trained as a medical auxiliary in a rural area who dispenses medicine, gives first aid, assists at childbirth, etc cardiologistchiropodistconsultanta physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital dental hygienist or oral hygienista dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygiene dentist or dental surgeondermatologistdiagnosticiana specialist or expert in making diagnoses dietitianan expert in dietetics; specialist in planning meals or diets district nurse(in Britain) a nurse employed within the National Health Service to attend patients in a particular area, usually by visiting them in their own homes doctora person licensed to practise medicine electrophysiologistembryologistendocrinologistendodontistepidemiologistexodontistextern or externe (US, Canadian)forensic scientista specialist in a field of science who applies their knowledge to the purposes of law gastroenterologistgeneral practitioner or GPgeriatrician or geriatrista physician who specializes in geriatric medicine gerontologistgynaecologisthaematologist health visitor(in Britain) a nurse employed by a district health authority to visit people in their homes and give help and advice on health and social welfare, esp to mothers of preschool children and to disabled people and elderly people house physicianhousemana junior doctor who is a member of the medical staff of a hospital hydrotherapistimmunologistintern or interne (US, Canadian)a graduate in the first year of practical training after medical school, resident in a hospital and under supervision by senior doctors internista physician who specializes in internal medicine junior doctora doctor in postgraduate training laboratory technicianlaryngologistmatronmidwifemyologistneonatologistnephrologistneuroanatomistneurologistneuropathologistneurophysiologistneuropsychiatristneurosurgeonnosologistnursea woman employed to breast-feed another woman's child; wet nurse nursing officernutritionistobstetricianoccupational therapistodontologistoncologistophthalmologista medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases opticianoptometristorderlyorthodontistorthopaedist or (U.S.) orthopedistorthoptistorthotistosteologistotolaryngologistotologistpaediatriciana medical practitioner who specializes in paediatrics paramedica person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession pathologistpharyngologistphysiotherapist or physioshort for physiotherapy, physiotherapist plastic surgeonproctologistpsychiatrista doctor of medicine specializing in psychiatry after postgraduate training psychoanalysta specialist in psychoanalysis psychologista specialist in psychology radiographerradiologistregistrara hospital doctor senior to a houseman but junior to a consultant, specializing in either medicine (medical registrar) or surgery (surgical registrar) resident (US, Canadian)a physician who lives in the hospital where he or she works while undergoing specialist training after completing his or her internship rheumatologistrhinologistserologistspeech therapistsurgeona medical practitioner who specializes in surgery syphilologisttherapisttoxicologisttrichologisturologistvenereologistveterinary surgeon, vet or (U.S.) veterinariana person suitably qualified and registered to practise veterinary medicine virologist ▷ See medicine
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