So, you are thinking about becoming a doctor, but you have no idea what kind of doctor you want to become? Becoming a doctor is very difficult for multiple reasons, the most obvious one is that studying for a doctoral degree is way too difficult on its own but apart from that there are so many different types of doctoral degrees which people are unaware of. Choosing what type of doctor, you want to be can be overwhelming at first when don’t have any prior knowledge about it or have no one to guide you. When a normal person thinks of doctors the only visual that comes to their mind is of a man or a woman in a bright white coat with a stethoscope hanging around their neck. Who enters the room with a smile on their face as they complete your annual medical checkup. Now, this particular doctor is probably your family physician, which is one of the many areas in which different types of doctor’s work.
Just to give you an idea, there is a different type of doctor for every single working system located in your body, it can be your bones, lungs, kidneys, digestive system, etc. Every single doctor is specialized in something different and can only treat patients who are dealing with some particular issues.
Even though the list of various types of doctors is close to infinite but, we have made a list of thirteen different doctors, along with some comprehensive explanation of their respective expertise to help you make your mind for choosing the right field of study for you.
As it is very self-explanatory, an audiologist is specialized in treating problems regarding the ear, more specifically they deal with the issues of hearing loss in children. Most of the patients they treat include mute and deaf children who need their treatment to learn to communicate. These types of doctors normally work in hospitals, audiology clinics, physicians’ offices and in some schools as well.
An epidemiologist’s job is to always researching for different potential diseases that may evolve and may cause a lot of different problems for the population. Along with that they also try to make vaccines to eradicate current diseases such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. Epidemiological research is also used in identifying risk factors that may portray and depict major control points in the food production system.
The problems related to the endocrine system and its glands are solved by endocrinologists. Imbalances in hormones are the most common cause of a variety of severe medical conditions. Endocrinology mainly focuses both on the hormones and the many glands and tissues that make them.
The type of doctor who deals with the problems regarding fertility in females are known as Gynecologists. Gynecological treatment mainly focuses on problems regarding prenatal care and options for expectant and new mothers. Females need to visit a gynecologist at least once a year.
The type of doctor who deals with issues regarding the human brain is known as a Neurologist. They are responsible for identifying, treating, and preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and many others which are some of the most harmful diseases known to mankind. Other than that, the neurologists also work on the nervous system of the human body and also deal with the treatment of diseases related to the brain and nervous system.
The type of doctors which deal with the growth of infectious viruses and bacteria and how they can interact with the human body, and by doing their research they get to determine which type of bacteria or virus can harm or cause severe medical conditions on interaction with the human body, and in the end they seek to find ways on how to keep everyone safe from all of these bacteria, viruses and other potentially harmful microorganisms.
A physician the most common type of doctor, a physician is a professional who practices medicine and prevents, identifies, and treats different diseases to improve their patients overall health. Physicians can also act as emergency doctors who can do whiplash treatment because they are specialized in treating emergencies that are caused by accidents. Hence why physicians are the most common type of doctors.
8.) Medical Geneticist
Genetic disorders are treated by medical geneticists. They are specifically trained in diagnosing and treating genetic diseases which are usually caused by heredity. Moreover, they also find ways to prevent and identify diseases that are already present in an individual due to heredity from passing down to the next generation by reproduction.
9.) Internal Medicine Specialist
Internal Medicine specialists deal with or treat diseases in a non-surgical way. They use pain-relieving drugs and anesthetics which are every effective. They usually help different physicians to come up with appropriate methods for treating every individual patient differently. They are usually employed in different health care facilities.
The type of doctor who is specialized in the treatment of skin, scalp, nails and hairs and all the other things related to them like their structures and functions. We all can agree on the fact that skin is the largest part of the body, hence why dermatologists are the people who try to make sure that everything skin deep is functioning properly.
Now I am pretty sure all of you guys have heard about the dentist. The type of doctors who work within the oral cavity which in a simpler language is your mouth is known as the dentists. A Dentist’s main work area includes examining teeth and gum health and identifying, preventing or treating issues like bleeding gums, or tooth cavities. Everyone must visit the dentist at least twice a year to keep a check on their teeth.
Even though are a lot of medical fields out there, you should probably select the one which interests you the most and now that you know a few major types of medical fields, you may have some idea about what type of field you want to pursue as a career and what medical field is the best one for you.