There are many types of doctors for certain health conditions as well as for your on-going care to manage your health overall. Below is a simple list of common types of doctors/providers and descriptions of what they do.
Your PCP is the provider you may see first for checkups and health problems. PCPs can help manage your overall health. Type of PCPs include:
Your primary care provider may refer you to professionals in various specialties when necessary. The following outlines some of the most commons specialists and what they generally diagnose and treat:
[SOURCE: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Health Partners, Very Well Health]
For a more complete list and description of providers/specialists, visit this webpage at: View List
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