Types of Doctors: There are two significant categories of doctors, namely primary care and specialists. When you have an ailment, you will first need to see your primary care physician for an initial diagnosis. If the primary doctor cannot diagnose the problem or needs further analysis, he/she would refer to specialists.
Within the primary care realm, these are common types of doctors, namely family care physicians, dentists, internal medicine doctors, pediatricians, and gynecologists.
Under the specialist’s category, there are different kinds of doctors based on a branch of medicine.
In the United States, millions of doctors serving the country in different branches of medical specialties. Typically, aspiring students have to go through a 4-year graduate program from an accredited medical school after finishing college. Then, the graduates must complete the residency training program for about 3-7 years depending upon the specialization.
Here is the complete list of all types of doctors within the medical profession and what they do:
Here is the list of alternative types of doctors (non-medical) or health-care professionals who diagnose and treat diseases.
Indeed, whether they do work in their own clinics, in public hospitals, or even in communities, doctors aim to help keep people to the best of their well-being. But the list above just only goes to show how vast the scope of the field of medicine is.
So if you are considering becoming a doctor, have you already decided which area would you like to study or specialize in?