Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|A neonatologist is responsible for the care and treatment of what type of patient?||Medical Specialties
The newborn. Neo- is from the Greek for new and nat- is from the Latin for born. Neonatologists are pediatricians who specialize in the care and treatment of the newborn. They care for premature infants or babies born with infections or some other problem.
|A doctor who treats hospital inpatients in place of their primary care doctors is called what? ||Medical Specialties
Hospitalist. A hospitalist treats hospital inpatients when their primary doctor is unavailable. These doctors care for a wide variety of problems and may be trained as internists, family medicine doctors or some other specialty.
|Problems related to the blood and/or blood forming tissues are treated by what medical specialty?||Medical Specialties
Hematologist. Hemato- is from the Greek work for blood. A hematologist treats diseases of the blood and/or blood forming tissues such as anemia, clotting disorders and leukemia.
Ophthalmologist. Ophthalmo- is from the Greek work for eye. Ophthalmologists address problems, diseases and injuries of the eye. They may treat such diseases as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. They also may prescribe glasses/contact lenses or perform surgery.
Proctologist. Procto- is from the Greek word for rectum. A proctologist can diagnose and treat problems related to the lower bowel. They sometimes work with a gastroenterologist whose specialty is the stomach and intestinal tract.
The elderly. Geri- is from the Greek work for old age. Geriatrics concerns diagnosis and care of diseases of the elderly. These are doctors who are usually board certified in family medicine, internal medicine or geriatric medicine.
Lungs. Pulmo- is from the Latin for lung. A pulmonologist deals with the treatment of diseases of the lung. These may include asthma, emphysema and pneumonia.
Feet. Pod- is from the Greek word for foot. A podiatrist may diagnose and treat problems relating to the feet. These may include diseases, injuries or defects of the foot.