Part 1

Allopathic Physician (M.D.)

Part 1

Duties and responsibilities:

Allopathic physicians, M.D.s, are medical doctors who treat diseases and injury using counteractive methods. For example they will prescribe antibiotics to kill bacteria that have caused an infection. Allopathic physicians often work in public or private hospitals or clinics and many have private practices. Their work hours can be long irregular. Although many allopathic physicians become internists, generalists, or family practitioner, most specialize in other medical fields.

Specialties include:

  • Anesthesiologist- administers anesthesia
  • Cardiologist- treats heart disease
  • Dermatologist- treats skin conditions
  • Gastroenterologist- treats digestive problems
  • Gerontologist- provides care for elderly
  • Gynecologist- treats female reproductive system problems
  • Neurologist- treats brain and nervous system problems
  • Obstetrician- provides pregnancy care and delivers babies
  • Oncologist- treats cancer
  • Pathologist- interprets disease in tissue
  • Pulmonologist- treats respiratory problems
  • Surgeon- preforms operations
  • Urologist- treats urinary problems

Average Salary: $100,000- $275,000



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