Types of Hospital Doctors


The hospital is full of physicians at all hours of the day or night. These highly skilled professionals perform a variety of specialized tasks depending on what their specific role is within the hospital. Based on the type of hospital setting, the variety of doctor types within it may vary. However, there are some types of doctors that are regularly found in most major hospitals.


  • Anesthesiologists are the doctors who make us comfortable when unmanageable pain exists during surgical procedures. These doctors administer anesthetic drugs that make patients unaware of the surgery being performed and prevent them from feeling the associated pain during the procedures, according to AnesthesiaZone.com. Anesthesiologists also evaluate the patient's health prior to the procedure to ensure the body can handle the anesthesia. They remain present during the procedure, monitoring the patient for any adverse reactions or complications that may arise. The anesthesiologist often spends time following the procedure, helping the patient manage pain and rest comfortably.

Emergency Medicine Doctors

  • Emergency medicine doctors have one of the highest stress jobs in the medical field. These doctors are the ones who work in emergency rooms and trauma centers. They are trained to respond quickly to many different types of illnesses and injuries, according to Healthcarejobs411.com. Reacting quickly and appropriately makes the difference between life and death for some of these doctors' patients.


  • The surgeon is the doctor who specializes in treatment by performing operations. Surgeons may perform procedures to treat numerous injuries, diseases or deformities. The surgeon is skilled in the use of a variety of precision instruments used to repair bone, tissue, and organs or perform preventive surgery to keep a condition from occurring in the future. Surgeons often specialize in certain types of surgery such as heart surgery, orthopedic surgery and brain surgery. Other doctors are general surgeons who perform a wide variety of operations on various areas of the anatomy. These doctors also see patients for consultations and do diagnostic testing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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