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.


Medical specialists

Medical specialists

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
(ENT) specialist

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 becomeĀ  medical specialists.


A. I think you need to see a specialist. I’m going to refer you to a/an…
B. A/An…
A. Yes.

A. When is your next appointment with the…?
B. It’s at……(time)……on…….(date) .