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Different Types of Doctors & Medical Specialists Explained

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Specialists.”

American Board of Medical Specialties: “Specialty and Subspecialty Certificates,” “American Board of Internal Medicine.”

American Board of Allergy and Immunology: “Allergy and Immunology.”

American Board of Anesthesiology: “Anesthesiology.”

Texas Heart Institute: “What is a Cardiologist?”

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery: “Colon and Rectal Surgery.”

American Board of Dermatology: “Dermatology.”

American Board of Emergency Medicine: “Emergency Medicine.”

American Board of Family Medicine: “Family Medicine.”

American College of Physicians: “Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine.”

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics: “Medical Genetics and Genomics.”

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

American Board of Ophthalmology: “Ophthalmology.”

American Osteopathic Association: “What is a DO?”

American Board of Otolaryngology: “Otolaryngology.”

American Board of Pathology: “Pathology.”

American Board of Pediatrics: “Pediatrics.”

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.”

American Podiatric Association: “What is a Podiatrist?”

American Board of Plastic Surgery: “Plastic

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Doctors treating some COVID patients at home as Alabama hospitals run low on beds

Dr. Blayke Gibson works at the front lines of the COVID pandemic in the emergency department at UAB Hospital, where she sees some of the state’s sickest patients.

But as beds fill up at UAB and across the state, Gibson and her colleagues are increasingly sending some of them home as part of a program designed to treat borderline cases outside of the hospital. UAB has purchased inexpensive pulse oximeters that can be sent home with patients and allow them to monitor their oxygen levels remotely, saving hospital beds for patients who are sicker. Doctors follow up by phone or video call within 24 hours and frequently after that, to make sure the patient isn’t getting any worse.

Gibson said the program was modeled on one developed at Weill Cornell Medicine in the spring, when hospitals in New York struggled with an influx of COVID patients. Gibson said she and

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Italian doctors fighting pandemic in rural areas

CAORSO, Italy (AP) — Wearing full-body protective gear, Dr. Luigi Cavanna visits his patients in their homes in small towns and rural areas in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.



Doctor Luigi Cavanna, left, visits COVID-19 patient Arnaldo Michelotti in his home in Gossolengo, near Piacenza, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


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Doctor Luigi Cavanna, left, visits COVID-19 patient Arnaldo Michelotti in his home in Gossolengo, near Piacenza, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)



Doctor Luigi Cavanna, right, walks with his nurse assistant Gabriele Cremona after doing a house call on a COVID-19 patient, in Travo, near Piacenza, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


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Doctor Luigi Cavanna, right, walks with his nurse assistant Gabriele Cremona after doing a house call on a COVID-19 patient, in Travo, near Piacenza, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

The peaceful countryside setting may be different from the crowded city hospitals, but the disease is the same.



Doctor Luigi Cavanna, center, and his assistant nurse Gabriele Cremona visits COVID-19 patient Giancarlo Salvi as Salvi's wife Luciana Botti looks at them from the background, in their home in San Nicolo, near Piacenza, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


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Doctor Luigi Cavanna, center, and his assistant nurse Gabriele Cremona visits COVID-19 patient Giancarlo Salvi as Salvi’s wife Luciana Botti looks at them from the background, in their home in San

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Doctors in Birmingham plead for public help to ‘keep people alive until the vaccine is here’

With intensive care units filling fast and COVID-19 case numbers surging across the state, doctors and public health workers in Birmingham asked Alabamians to take the virus seriously and be as cautious as possible and limit the size of Christmas celebrations.

“I want to make a plea to the community,” said Dr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County health officer, in an online press conference Friday with doctors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We’re in the holiday season. We understand that sacrifice is needed for success.

“This year, I ask that you make just one more sacrifice. Please have a Christmas celebration with family just inside your household.”

On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Health Department reported that there were only 13 available ICU beds in the county. The Alabama Hospital Association on Thursday reported that only 7 percent of ICU beds were available statewide, and none in Montgomery.

Wilson said

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Midwives and doctors at odds over ‘normal’ births in English hospitals

England’s chief inspector of hospitals had expressed concerns earlier this year that there was still a “cultural division” between midwives and doctors regarding “normal” and “interventional” approaches to childbirth.



a sign on the side of a road: Photograph: Jacob King/PA


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In the wake of a devastating report into the maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals (SaTH), which found that failures led to the deaths and harming of mothers and babies from 2000 to 2019, families who lost children told the Guardian they fear a culture among some midwives of pushing for so-called “normal” births could be putting babies and mothers at risk.



a sign on the side of a road: A report into maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals found that failures led to the deaths and harming of mothers and babies.


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A report into maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals found that failures led to the deaths and harming of mothers and babies.

In June West Mercia police launched an investigation into the worst of the cases outlined in Thursday’s emerging findings report, which uncovered a

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