Types of Medical Professionals
A medical professional (also known as a healthcare worker or health care provider) is someone who administers healthcare treatment and advice based on the qualifications, training and skills they have. Health professionals can include doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied healthcare workers like physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Healthcare is the process of helping people stay healthy, restoring them to good health when they are sick and treating diseases or disabilities. It also includes the prevention of illness, injury or disease through health promotion and public health programs.
Medical professionals are qualified to do this by having the education, training and certifications required to perform certain procedures. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, private practices and the community. These professionals are responsible for diagnosing, planning and delivering medical treatment.
The following are some of the main types of healthcare professionals:
General Practitioners (GP)
Your GP is your first point of call for any sign, symptom or health concern that you have. They have trained in medicine and then specialised in the area of ‘general practice’. They can treat most illnesses and injuries that don’t require surgery or specialist intervention, such as a sore throat, headache or indigestion. They can also give vaccinations and help with mental health problems. They can arrange for blood tests and scans, as well as make referrals to other healthcare providers when necessary.
Medical Practitioners of Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Nursing
These medical professionals are responsible for diagnosing, planning and providing care for patients with health issues relating to the joints, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. They can treat conditions such as arthritis, back pain, gout, tendinitis from sports or repetitive work and fibromyalgia. They can also perform diagnostic imaging and give you exercises and prescription medications to manage these conditions.
Medical Practitioners of Radiology
These doctors are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using X-rays and other imaging technologies. They can treat conditions such as chest pain, ear infections and stomach ulcers, as well as provide referrals to specialists when needed.
Medical Practitioners of Psychiatry
These medical practitioners work with people who have mental and emotional issues. They can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia and addictions. They can also provide support and guidance for their families and friends.
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