Put Together a Family Health Care Team
On the other end of the age spectrum is the geriatrician. This doctor treats people ages 65 and older.
A geriatrician has studied internal or family medicine. He or she has done extra training in the medical issues that affect seniors. These issues can include:
Dentists who specialize in children's teeth are called pediatric dentists.
There are two types of health professionals you and our family will likely visit to care for your eyes:
Optometrist. Most people see an optometrist when they need their vision checked. Optometrists are not medical doctors. They are doctors of optometry. They have a degree from a college of optometry.
Most optometrists concentrate on regular vision care. You can see them for services such as:
- Eye exams and vision tests
- Prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses
- Diagnose and treat certain eye conditions
Ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor. If you have an eye disease, you can get it diagnosed and treated by an ophthalmologist.
Obstetricians and gynecologists treat women for conditions that affect the reproductive system.
Obstetricians help women during pregnancy and delivery.
Some doctors practice both obstetrics and gynecology.
Allergists are trained to prevent and treat all kinds of allergies, including: