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A Medical Geneticist is a doctor who completes a two to four year residency training program in medical genetics, and is an expert in diagnosis and treatment recommendations for genetically linked diseases. There are four pathways to certification that the medical geneticist may pursue.
Pediatric endocrinologists specialize in the treatment of children and teens who have hormonal imbalances and problems with the glands that secrete hormones. After completing medical school, the physician receives at least three more years of training in a pediatric residency, followed by three or more years of training as a pediatric-endocrinology 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.