When we fall ill, the only person to help us out is the doctor. A doctor is a professional who is trained to cure the sick and treat them and also to prevent the diseases. The general practitioner is the first for all the basic problems. Then are the physicians who have the knowledge about the various diseases. They perform various treatments and also provide vaccinations. Depending upon the complication and the care needed, a surgeon can also be recommended. The body is cut open and the required treatment is done. Some other are pediatricians who are for treating the children. To be a licensed practitioner one has to do a graduate course in medical school and then an internship at hospital.
A family doctor does sometimes visit sick patients at their place; or those who are not that unwell turn up at the office. There the patients and the doctor do a little query before deciding the treatment. A certain tests are also needed to make the treatment more precise and clear.
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by doctors swearing to ethically practice Medicine. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, or by one of his students, and is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Although mostly of historical and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in some countries, although nowadays the modernized version of the text varies among the countries.
Use of Microscopes, surgeons can also operate on minute parts of the body. This is microscopic surgery. It makes possible to repair and replace damaged organs, that required magnification. Micro surgeons can also operate on delicate organs like ear, reconnecting of nerves and blood vessels.
Tools carried by average doctor
* A pressure cuff for taking blood
* A stethoscope for listening to body sounds
* A calculator for adjusting drug doses
* A tape measure
* A personal organizer/pda
* An otoscope to look in ears
* An ophthalmoscope to examine eyes
* A light
* A patella hammer for checking reflexes
A collection of articles sheds light on diagnostic error that ranges from <5% in the perpetual specialties mostly pathology, radiology, dermatology up to 10% to 15% in many other fields.
Canadian study found that the doctors most likely to prescribe antibiotics in error are those who’ve been in practice longer, see more patients or trained outside Canada or the US.
The study found that International medical graduates are a shocking 78% more likely than Canadian and American-trained MDs to give antibiotics inappropriately.
Physicians choice of prescriptions is often influenced by patients, with patient experience with specific drugs playing a strong role.