1-2 The Total Health Care Team

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1-2 The Total Health Care Team
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  1. Admission Clerk-
    a person who processes information and forms for a patient who will be entering, the health facility
  2. Allergist-
    A physician specializing in the care of patients with allergies
  3. Anesthesiologist-
    One who studies anesthiology
  4. Cardiologist-
    A physician specializing in the care of patients with diseases of the heart
  5. Chiropractor-
    A health care provider who uses chiropractic methods to treat patients
  6. Cytologist-
    One who studies cell and interprets slides
  7. Dental Assistant-
    A health care worker employed by a dentist to perform management and clinical functions and provide chairside assistance
  8. Dental Hygienist-
    A licensed health care provider who is trained to x-ray and perform prophylactic treatments on teeth
  9. Dentist (DDS)-
    a licensed health care provider who cares for the teeth, repairing and replacing as needed
  10. Dermatologist-
    A physician who specializes in the diseases and disorder of the skin
  11. Dietitian-
    one who is trained in dietetics, which includes nutrition, and in charge of the diet of an institution
  12. Doctorate-
    A postgraduate degree conferred following extensive course work, an individual research project, and the writing of a dissertation; a PhD
  13. Electrocardiogram Technician (ECG Tech)-
    A person trained in obtaining electrocardiograms, a record of cardiac impulses
  14. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-
    An individual trained to respond in emergency situations and provide appropriate initial medical treatment
  15. Endocrinologist-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorder of the endocrine system
  16. Gastroenterologist-
    A physician specializing in the care of patients with diseases and disorder of the gastrointestinal tract
  17. Gerontologist-
    A physician specializing in the care of the aged
  18. Gynecologist-
    a physician specializing in the care of diseases and disorder of women, particularly the genital organs
  19. Hematologist-
    A physician specializing in the care of patients with disorders and diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
  20. Histologist-(histotechnologist)
    a person engaged in the study of the microscopic structure of tissue
  21. Internist-
    a physician specializing in the care of patients with internal diseases
  22. Laboratory Technician-
    A health care worker who performs specialized chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests of blood, tissue, and body fluids
  23. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-
    An individual trained in basic nursing techniques, to provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN or physician
  24. Nephrologist-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorder of the kidney
  25. Neurologist-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorder of the nervous system
  26. Nurse Assistant (NA)-
    A person trained to assist nurses and attend to patients
  27. Nurse Midwife-
    A nurse trained in the delivery of babies.
  28. Nurse Practitioner-
    An RN with advanced clinical experience and education in a special branch of practice
  29. Nutritionist-
    A member of the health care team who studies and applies the principles and science of nutrition.
  30. Obstetrician-
    A physician who specializes in the care and treatment of women during pregnancy and childbirth
  31. Occupational Therapist (OT)-
    A healthcare worker involved in the use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury o illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, or the aging process to maximize independence, prevent disability, and maintain health.
  32. Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)-
    A person trained to assist an occupational therapist.
  33. Oncologist-
    A doctor who has been specially trained in the study of tumors and cancer.
  34. Ophthalmic Technician (OT)-
    An individual trained for assisting ophthalmologists with patients as well as procedures associated with the eyes.
  35. Ophthalmologist-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorders of the eye.
  36. Optometrist-
    A person who measures the eye’s refractive power and prescribes correction of visual defects when needed.
  37. Orthopedist-
    A physician who corrects deformities and treats diseases and disorders of the bones, joints, and spine.
  38. Osteopathy-
    Any bone disease; also refers to a school of medicine based on the belief that the bony fragment of the body largely determines the structural relations of its tissues.
  39. Otorhinolaryngologist-
    A physician specializing in diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
  40. Paramedic-
    Health care providers who provide emergency and supportive medical care; have additional training beyond EMT status.
  41. Pathologist-
    A physician specializing in the interpretation and diagnosis of changes caused by the disease in tissues and body fluids.
  42. Pediatrician-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorders of children.
  43. Pharmacist (RPH) -
    A licensed health care provider who prepares and dispenses drugs.
  44. Pharmacy Technician-
    An assistant to a pharmacist who prepares and in some situations administers medication.
  45. Phlebotomist-
    A health care worker who specializes in obtaining blood samples.
  46. Physical Therapist (PT)-
    One who is licensed to assist in the examination, testing, and treatment of physically disabled or handicapped people through the use of special exercise, application of heat or cold, use of sonar, and other techniques.
  47. Physician’s Assistant (PA) -
    A person trained in certain aspects of the practice of medicine to provide assistance to the physician.
  48. Podiatrist- (Chiropodist)
    a person trained to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the feet.
  49. Psychiatrist-
    A physician specializing in the diseases and disorders of the mind, including neuroses and psychoses.
  50. Psychologist-
    A person specializing in the study o the structure and function of the brain and related mental processes.
  51. Radiologist-
    One who diagnoses and treats disease by the use of radiant energy.
  52. Radiology Technician-
    An individual trained in the administration of X-rays.
  53. Registered Nurse (RN) -
    An individual trained through formal training in the field of nursing.
  54. Respiratory Therapy Technician-
    A person trained to perform procedures of treatment that maintain or improve the ventilatory function of the respiratory tract.
  55. Surgeon-
    A physician with advanced training in operative procedures.
  56. Unit clerk-
    A secretarial position on the health care team of a patient care facility.
  57. Urologist-
    A doctor who has been specially trained in the studies of the urinary system.
  58. X-ray technician-
    A person with specialized training in the techniques to prepare x-ray films to visualize the tissues and organs of the body.

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