Doctors are medical practitioners whose primary role is to promote, maintain or restore health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of injuries or diseases. Those who specialize in certain diseases, patients, or treatment methods are called specialist medical practitioners.

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Salary and Pay Rates

How much money does a pediatrician earn?

Pediatrician SalaryIt varies with location, education, specialty, and number of hours worked. Whatever the number is, it remains to say that pediatricians make very good money. Here are some figures by various organizations:
  • Medical Economics Magazine reported a range of less than $60,000 a year to up to $400,000 a year.
  • In 1993, the American Medical Association reported an average of $135,000.
  • Merritt, Hawkins & Associates reported a range of $100,000 to $160,000 with a starting salary average of $130,000.
  • reports a range of $102,032 to $150,306.
  • Wolfram|Alfa reports a 2007 median number of $140,700.
  • the expected median salary for a US pediatrician is $142,585.

Why did doctors wear bird like face masks?

Mainly it was because when they were handing out potions, medicines, if the patient had a medical reaction to the medicine they could have a chance of catching an illness or at the worst, death. They wore masks to hide identity, so they werent a known man in the area, also so they didnt lose business. Another theory is that they wore the masks because it was widespread that birds spread the plague and if they wore it, this would direct the plague to the mask, away from the victim. Best answer I have thanks.

For some time, including around the time of the Black Plague, the long "beaks" of the bird masks would be stuffed with spices and incense, which was thought to fulfil two purposes - firstly and most importantly, it would cover the stench of death and disease, and some wearers thought that by wearing it they were warding off the diseases.


What do neurologists diagnose?

diseases and disorders of the nervous system/brain


How did Maya Angelou earn the title of doctor?

because of her intelegence, people consider her as a doctor. she not actually a medical doctor. its a term out of respect. :D

Conditions and Diseases

What kind of doctor diagnoses and treats STDs?

There is not a specific STD doctor; you can see your primary care provider, adult medicine, general practitioner, pediatrician, family doctor, OB-GYN, or urologist. Infectious disease specialists are sometimes consulted for cases with resistant strains, or in the case of penicillin allergy in a patient with syphilis.

You can see your primary care provider, gynecologist, urgent care clinician, or local public health department. Any doctor can test for STDs, although some have more experience and training in this area. If you're not sure where to go, consider your local department of health or family planning agency.
You can see your regular physician or visit a walk in clinic, you don't have to visit a specialist for VD.


Who is best heart surgeon in Pakistan?

Saulat fatimi

Job Training and Career Qualifications

How long do you have to go to school to be a pediatrician?

In general, there is 4 years of college, followed by 4 years of medical school, followed by 3 to 5 years of residency.

There are a few programs that combine college and medical school to 6 or 7 years (depending on the program) instead of the 8 years.

A lot of school, but if it is your passion, well worth it!! You need a medical degree, plus a residency in pediatrics. That's about 12 years of school.

Here's more background information from a booklet published by the U.S. Department of Labor:

It takes many years of education and training to become a physician: 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected. A few medical schools offer a combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 rather than the customary 8 years.

Premedical students must complete undergraduate work in physics, biology, mathematics, English, and inorganic and organic chemistry. Students also take courses in the humanities and the social sciences. Some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain practical experience in the health professions.

The minimum educational requirement for entry into a medical school is 3 years of college; most applicants, however, have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and laws governing medicine. They also learn to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. During their last 2 years, students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics, learning acute, chronic, preventive, and rehabilitative care. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Following medical school, almost all M.D.s enter a residency/graduate medical education in a specialty that takes the form of paid on-the-job training, usually in a hospital. Most D.O.s serve a 12-month rotating internship after graduation and before entering a residency, which may last 2 to 6 years.

All States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories license physicians. To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete 1 to 7 years of graduate medical education.


you need 2 years of GCSE and 2 years for A-LEVELS and 6 years in university and another 2 years as a junior doctor

in total 12 years


What kind of doctor treats leg problems?


A podiatrist is a foot doctor. An orthopedic doctor or surgeon specializes in musculoskeletal issues, and can help with problems in the knees, hip, ankle areas. They're usually the doctor that diagnose sports injuries.

Endocrine System

What are the working conditions of an endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist often has to work long hours. Typically, they are "on call" requiring them to start work when they otherwise might be relaxing or having family time.

The work environment requires you to regularly work with people that have gland, pancreas, and hormonal problems.

College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Medical Schools

Can you get into Medical school with an accounting degree?

Yes you can, as long as you fulfill all the prerequisites for any medical programs you are applying for. Most programs require you to complete classes in biology, chemistry, calculus, physics and others, but I am unaware of any programs in the US or Canada which require a hard science degree for admission. For example I had many classmates in medical school who had degrees in various fields such as linguistics, psychology, business administration and communications. The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) website is a good resource to learn about some of these prerequisites (at least for schools in North America) since it is the main tool used to apply for US medical schools, though you should check with individual programs to determine their application criteria requirements.

Basic Teaching Certificate BTC

Why a farmer is more better than a doctor?

a doctor talks a farmer provides food !

The Difference Between

Who is better teacher or doctor?

in my point of view doctors are better ,why because teachers can teches the lessons what can dpo? ,how we can operate?,how we can face the situvation?. but ,in case doctotrs can deal with patients,they can gudied others.

Medical Schools

How many medical schools offer MD degree?

Most American medical schools currently offer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to graduates. Osteopathic medical schools in the United States offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree to graduates.

Example Sentences

Why teachers are better than doctors?

Because when a teacher taught someone then he/she became a doctor.

The previous statement is incorrect, teachers don't teach doctors, doctors teach doctors. But in reality, neither is more important than the other. Both are integral to how our society functions

Salary and Pay Rates
English to French

How much do French doctors make?

71,000 or 72,000 euros / year for a general practitionner.

Graduate Degrees
Acronyms & Abbreviations

What are the initials AP after a doctors name?

If the doctor is in psychiatry it could mean either:

Adolescent Psychiatrist

Academy of Psychiatry

But if the acronym is really PA, then it means the person isn't really a doctor at all, they are a Physician's Assistant. In many states PA's have limited prescribing privileges and can do some of the simpler diagnostic work. But they have not been to medical school, and don't have the depth or breadth of training of a real doctor, so shouldn't be referred to as doctors.

Salary and Pay Rates

What is your weekly pay if you are a pediatrician?

A pediatrician makes between 2000 and 3000 per week.

Laboratory Testing

What are two occupations of doctors?

There are many specialties a doctor can excel in but the most common doctor is the Family Practice doctor. He/she can treat the most common of diseases. A few other specialties are Cardiovascular(heart), Orthopedic(bone), Ear, Nose & Throat, and Surgeons to name just a few.

Surgery and Hospitalization

What doctor operates on an intestinal tract?

a gastroenterologist (?)

or a general surgeon

or a proctologist


Who is the world's greatest doctor?

This question may arise controversy. However, if any doctor is to be named as the greatest it is Dr. Christian Bernard who first helped in delivering test tube baby in the world. The greatest doctor should have qualities like his inborn adroitness in instant diagnose of disease apart from humanitarian activities for the down trodden of the society.

Acronyms & Abbreviations

What is the name of genetics doctor?


Medical Schools

What is the dialog for a doctor in a fancy dress competition?

i am a doctor, i will take care of your health. follow my advise. no junk food, only home food.


What type of doctor treats animals?

A licensed Veterinarian, ( Vet for short, but not to be confused with "Vet" meaning a Veteran of military service.

Job Search

What are the best locum tenens companies and why?

The best locum tenens company is the one that works best for you. It can depend on the specialty that you are in as to which one is a better fit for you. There are some questions that you will want to ask when you begin working with a locum company.

1.) Make sure they know what you are looking for; specialty, location, schedule, length of contract.

2.) Make sure you understand what expenses the locum company is going to be responsible for if you are traveling for the assignment and what expenses you will be responsible for.

3.) When you have been accepted for an assignment, you should be allowed to speak to a physicians that are currently there or have done locum assignments there.


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