Medical specialists are experts in certain fields of medicine. They either treat specific parts of the body, such as the back or the brain, or they specialize in certain diseases, such as cancer. Family doctors keep a list of local specialists and can help patients choose the right specialist for each medical issue. In many cases specialists require a referral from a family doctor before they will see a patient.
|1 cardiologist||5 allergist||9 audiologist||13 gastroenterologist|
|2 gynecologist||6 orthopedist||10 physical therapist||14 chiropractor|
|3 pediatrician||7 ophthalmologist||11 counselor/therapist||15 acupuncturist|
|4 gerontologist||8 ear, nose, and throat||12 psychiatrist||16 orthodontist|
After completing medical school, physicians or surgeons usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency to become medical specialists.
A. I think you need to see a specialist. I’m going to refer you to a/an…
A. When is your next appointment with the…?
B. It’s at……(time)……on…….(date) .