Doctor Specialties could include:
- Registered Nurse
- Physician Assistants
- Family Practice Physician
- Pain Management Specialist
- Doctor of Osteopathy
- Palliative care physician
- Certified registered nurse anesthetist
- Nurse Practitioner
- Naturopathic Doctor
- Home health nurse
- Clinical neurophysiologist
- Anatomic pathologist
- Anatomic and clinical pathologist
- Pediatric neurophysiologist
- Pediatric ambulatory care specialist
- Public health medicine specialist
- Massage therapist
- Legal medicine specialist
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.
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.
Pain management is a subspecialty of anesthesiology. Anesthesiologists are doctors who complete a three-year residency in anesthesiology, and are responsible for monitoring and maintaining patient health and pain relief before, during and after surgery.
Hospice and palliative-medicine specialists provide end-of-life care to patients with terminal illness or intractable pain. Because it is multi-disciplinary, comprehensive care for patients with complex pain, psychosocial, spiritual and palliative care needs, there are several tracks for training.