Doctors

Doctors

A doctor, also called a physician, is someone who practices medicine. When we are not feeling well, they help us to get better. Many diseases are named after the doctors who discovered them.

About Doctors

A physician is a health care provider who practices the profession of medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments. They may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients or methods of treatment _ known as specialist medical practitioners _ or assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities _ known as general practitioners. Medical practice properly requires both a detailed knowledge of the academic disciplines (such as anatomy and physiology) underlying diseases and their treatment _ the science of medicine _ and also a decent competence in its applied practice _ the art or craft of medicine.

Contributions by DBetty, Davidruben, and Daveb.