Types of Doctors in English

DOCTOR/M.D. (dokter): a person who has a degree of Doctor of Medicine, works to help sick people, and is licensed to prescribe medicine

  When you are sick, you should see a doctor.


GENERAL PRACTIONER/G.P. (dokter umum): an M.D. who treats most common diseases and ailments

  Our G.P. takes care of the whole family in one visit.


PEDIATRICIAN (dokter spesialis anak): a specialist in children’s health

  As soon as the baby was born he was examined by a pediatrician.


DENTIST (dokter gigi): a doctor who takes care of the teeth

  It’s a good idea to see a dentist at least once a year.


ORTHODONTIST: a dentist who specializes in straightening teeth

The orthodontist fixed her crooked teeth, and now she has a beautiful smile.


PERIODONTIST (dokter gigi spesialis gusi): a dentist who specializes in gums

The periodontist was able to help prevent gum recession in most patients.


DERMATOLOGIST (dokter spesialis kulit): a skin specialist

A dermatologist can help you with your allergies.


E.N.T. / ear, nose, and throat doctor (dokter spesialis THT): a specialist for the ear, the nose, and the throat

She sees an E.N.T. for her sinusitis.


EYE DOCTOR/OPTHALMOLOGIST (dokter spesialis mata): a specialist for eyes

The ophthalmologist prescribed glasses for our son.


GASTROENTEROLOGIST: a stomach specialist

He is seeing a gastroenterologist to help cure his digestive problem.


GYNECOLOGIST (dokter spesialis kandungan): a specialist in women’s health

Many women are checked by a gynecologist once a year.


OBSTETRICIAN (dokter spesialis kebidanan): a specialist in the delivery of babies

As soon as she suspected she was pregnant, she went to see an obstetrician.


ORTHOPEDIST (dokter spesialis tulang): a specialist in bones

When he broke his leg, the orthopedist put it in a cast.


PODIATRIST: a specialist in feet

The podiatrist told her not to wear high-heeled shoes.


SURGEON (dokter spesialis bedah): a specialist who performs major operations

The surgeon was in the operating room for four hours.


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