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Doctor Specialties could include:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Physician Assistants
- Pediatric Pulmonologist
- Pediatric nurse practitioner
- Family Practice Physician
- Naturopathic Doctor
- Doctor of Osteopathy
- Pediatric emergency medicine specialist
- Public health medicine specialist
- Allergist & Immunologist
- Family Nurse Practitioner
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognizes 24 medical specialties in which physicians can pursue additional training and education to pursue board certification. One of these specialties is Internal Medicine, of which Pulmonology (lung disease specialist) is a subspecialty.
After a doctor completes medical school and is licensed to practice medicine, the physician may pursue a rigorous 3 year training program in Internal Medicine.
Pediatric pulmonologists specialize in the treatment of children and teens with breathing and lung disorders. After completing medical school, the physician receives at least three more years of training in a pediatric residency, followed by an additional three or more years of training as a pediatric- pulmonology fellow.
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes Family Medicine as a distinct discipline requiring an additional three years of training for doctors who wish to become Board Certified in this field. Family Medicine doctors are usually primary care providers (PCPs) [formerly general practitioners, or GPs] for the entire family.
Pediatric emergency physicians specialize in the treatment of children and teens with acute illnesses and injuries. After completing medical training, the physician receives at least three more years of training in a pediatric or emergency-medicine residency.
The American Board of Allergy and Immunology offers board certification to doctors who specialize in diagnosis and management of disorders involving the immune system. No subspecialty certifications are offered in this field..