Medical staff

A person whose job is to study, diagnose and treat diseases and injury is a doctor.

Here is the list of doctors and other medical specialists who are skilled in a specific part of medicine.

See also: Professions

Acupuncturist

a person who treats pain and illness by inserting thin needles into the skin at special points

Allergist

a doctor who treat people who have allergic reactions to something

Anaesthetist

American English: anesthesiologist
a specialist who gives anesthetic to a patient before a medical operation


Carer

American English: Caregiver
a person who looks after ill or disabled people

Cardiologist

a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the heart

Chiropodist

American English: Podiatrist
A doctor who specializes in treating people’s feet

Clinician

a dentist, psychologist, nurse, etc. who works directly with patients

Coroner

an official who holds inquest to discover the cause of an unexpected death

Dentist

a healthcare person who examines teeth, prevents or treats oral and dental diseases

Dietitian

a specialist who gives patients advice on what and how to eat and drink

Dermatologist

a doctor who treats diseases of the skin, nail and hair

Doc (informal)

Doctor

EMT

abbreviation for emergency medical technician; a person who gives emergency medical services to people who are sick or injured

GP

general practitioner; a doctor who gives general medical services to patients in the local community

Gynaecologist

American English: Gynecologist
a doctor who deals with the female reproductive organs

Herbalist

a person who uses plants for medical purposes

House officer

Synonym: houseman
American English: intern
a medical graduate who is gaining practical experience in hospital

Medic

(informal) a doctor or medical student
(American English) a person whose job is treat military staff in the armed forces

MO

abbreviation for medical officer; a doctor who provides medical services in an organization

Midwife

a nurse who helps women during pregnancy and childbirth

Obstetrician

a doctor who deals with the care of the pregnant women and childbirth

Ophthalmologist

a doctor who specializes in the treatment of eye diseases

Osteopath

a person who treats physical problems by moving the joints and muscles with hands

Paediatrician

American English: pediatrician
a doctor who diagnoses and treats the diseases of babies and children

Pathologist

a doctor who examines samples or symptoms in order to discover the exact cause of a disease or death 

Paramedic

a healthcare person who gives immediate treatment to sick or injured people in accidents and emergencies

Physician

a medical doctor who does not perform surgical operations

Registrar

American English: resident
a hospital doctor who is still receiving training in a particular branch of medicine

Surgeon

a specialist who performs surgical operations to treat, remove or restore a damaged part of the body

Therapist

a person who is trained to treat physical or mental illnesses

Oncologist

a doctor who diagnoses and treats cancer and tumors

Pharmacologist

a scientist who studies the use, preparation and effects of medicines and develops new medicines

Urologist


a specialist who deals with the health of the urinary system that includes kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra

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