What are some different types of doctors?


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Some different types of doctors include audiologist, allergist, cardiologist, gynecologist and infectious disease specialist. Some other types of doctors are medical geneticist, neurologist and orthopedic surgeon.

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An audiologist specializes in ear-related problems and commonly treats hearing loss in children. An audiologist often works with deaf and mute kids and helps them learn to communicate better. Audiologists work in hospitals, physician's offices and schools.

Allergists work with patients who have allergy-related issues, like hay fever or asthma. They help patients deal with allergy symptoms during and after an allergy attack.

A cardiologist specializes in heart-related issues and diseases. Cardiologists help patients take action to prevent heart problems, and they assess a patient's medical history to determine potential risk for heart diseases.

A gynecologist specializes in the female reproductive system and issues related to it. Gynecologists may diagnose and treat fertility issues or focus on prenatal care for expecting mothers.

A medical geneticist treats genetic disorders. Medical geneticists identify diseases that have been passed down from parent to child.

A neurologist diagnoses and treats brain-related diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.

An orthopedic surgeon treats issues of the skeletal system; these include broken bones and arthritis. Orthopedic surgeons commonly work in emergency rooms where broken bones require immediate treatment.

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