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Health Professionals A to Z

Health Professionals A to Z


Health Professionals (.pdf)   (as per Namibian Allied Health Professions Bill)

Ambulance Service (009,011,013)
Emergency medical services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are an emergency service who treat illnesses and injuries that require an urgent medical response, providing out-of-hospital treatment and transport to definitive care.

Anesthesiologist (010)
This is the doctor that helps you to sleep through painful operations and medical diagnoses. They are responsible for administering the anesthesia and are present during surgeries to help in complications arising from anesthesia medications.

Audiologist (082)
This is a doctor who handles problems with hearing. These doctors also help hearing impaired children learn to communicate.

Biokineticist (091)
An expert in determining the physical condition of an individual through various laboratory testing. They can also help individuals who wants to improve their health conditions and physique.

Blood Transfusion Service (078)
Is generally the process of receiving blood or blood products into one's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood.

Cardiologist (021)
A cardiologist is certified to treat any problem dealing with heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncturist) (007)
Practices a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Chiropractor (004)
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine

Clinical Technologist (075)
Also known as medical or clinical laboratory technologists, work in laboratory settings, performing tests and using medical technology to examine and diagnose diseases. Professionals in this field play an important role in the healthcare system by testing blood, fluid, and tissue samples.

Counsellor (Registered) (081)
A person trained to give guidance on personal or psychological problems.

Day Clinic (077)
Is an outpatient facility where patients attend for assessment, treatment or rehabilitation during the day and then return home or spend the night at a different facility.

Dental Technicican (093)
A dental technologist (dental laboratory technician) is a member of the dental team who, upon prescription from a dental clinician, constructs custom-made restorative and dental appliances. The dentist communicates with the dental technologist with prescriptions, drawings and measurements taken from the patient.

Dental Therapist (095)
A dental therapist is a member of the dental team who provides preventative and restorative dental care, usually for children and adolescents. The precise role varies and is dependent on the therapist's education and the various dental regulations and guidelines of each country.

Dentist (054)
Any dental problem from tooth decay to dentures to retainers are handled by a dentist. They also treat any gum diseases and oral defects.

Dermatologist (012)
This is a doctor that treats any ailment related to the skin and its appendages such as hair, nails, etc.

Dietician (084)
Is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation (047)
is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or amphetamines.

Emergency Medical Technician (009)
Health care provider of emergency medical services. EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.

Emergency Medicine Specialist (035)
Commonly called ER doctors, are medical doctors who specialize in emergency care. They can diagnose and treat many medical emergencies and can refer people to other health professionals for further treatment.

ENT Specialist (030)
This doctor treats problems with the ear, nose and throat. An ENT surgeon would be a specialist who will be performing surgeries on these parts of the anatomy.

Family Practitioner (015)
A family physician is the neighborhood doctor who is general physician treating illnesses and medical issues of all sorts, at all ages & medical non-emergency conditions. If the condition is serious, they will refer to a specialist relevant to the field of the illness.

Gastroenterologist (019)
A doctor for illnesses related todigestive system including the common problem of gastritis and acid reflux.

General Practitioner (014)
(GP) is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients.

Group Practice (050)
Also called group medicine. the practice of medicine by an association of physicians and other health professionals who work together, usually in one suite of offices.

Group Practice - Hospital (051)
The practice of medicine by an association of physicians and other health professionals who work together, usually in the same hospital.

Gynecologist (016)
Any problems with the female reproductive system is referred to and treated by a gynecologist.

Hematologist (027)
Blood and its diseases are studied by a hematologist.

Homeopath (008)
Is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people

Hospice (079)
Is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

Internal Medicine Cardiology (018003)
These doctors are responsible for diagnosing any illnesses and managing them with nonsurgical treatment. These are usually unusual or serious diseases.

Internists (018)
These doctors focus on medicines related to adults and have special expertise in the areas related to the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Masseur (073)
A person who provides massage professionally.

Maxillo Facial Oral Surgeon (062)
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS or OMFS) specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty.

Medical Oncologist (023)
A doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer.

Medical Scientist (069)
Researches human diseases and conditions with the goal of improving human health. Most medical scientists conduct biomedical research and development to advance knowledge of life processes and of other living organisms that affect human health, including viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents.

Medical Technology Laboratory (037)
(or clinical laboratory) Is a laboratory where tests are carried out on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient in order to provide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Mental Health Institution (055)
(also known as mental / psychiatric hospitals) Are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Naturopathy (101)
A system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage.

Neuro Surgeons (024)
These are the specialist doctors who carry out surgeries on central and peripheral nervous system diseases and the brain.

Neurologist (020)
This doctor studies various brain disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Nuclear Physician (025)
A physician who uses radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat disease. They employ such techniques as scintigraphy, which uses radiopharmaceuticals to produce images of the body's organs or to visualize certain diseases.

Nursing Agencies (080)
(also known as Nurses Agency or Nurses Registry) is a business that provides nurses and usually health care assistants (such as Certified Nursing Assistants) to people who need the services of healthcare professionals.

Occupational Therapist (066)
Is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities.

Oncologist (023)
An oncologist is a specialist physician that diagnoses and treats cancer patients with drugs, chemotherapy, radiation and when needed, surgical interventions.

Ophthalmologist (026)
This is a doctor that treats eyes and various eye defects, blindness and performs different eye surgeries.

Optical Dispenser (071)
Optical dispensers interpret optical prescriptions and fit and service optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses. An optical dispenser works as part of an eye care team alongside optometrists (who issue the optical prescription).

Optometrist (070)
Are health care professionals who provide primary eyecare through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases.

Oral Hygienist (113)
A dental hygienist or oral hygienist is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice. Dental hygienists have a specific scope of clinical procedures they provide to their patients.

Oral Pathologist (098)
Is concerned with diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. It is sometimes considered to be a specialty of dentistry and pathology

Orthodontist (064)
Is a dentist who diagnoses overbites, occlusions, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouths.

Orthopedic Surgeon (028)
If you suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis and other bone related illnesses, or broken bones, an orthopedic surgeon needs to be consulted.

Orthoptist (074)
Are university-trained, allied health care practitioners who specialize in disorders of eye movements and diagnostic procedures related to disorders of the eye and visual system. Orthoptic treatment of certain conditions can relieve visual symptoms and enhance visual performance.

Osteopath (102)
Practices an alternative medicine that emphasizes manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones.

Otorhinolaryngologist (030)
Is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. (also called otolaryngology and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery)

Paediatric Cardiologist (033)
Are doctors who diagnose and treat children with cardiac (heart) conditions. They work with patients antenatally (before birth), through childhood and into adulthood.

Paediatric Surgeon (036)
Treats children from the newborn stage through late adolescence.

Paediatric Surgery (114)
Is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Pediatric surgery arose in the middle of the 1879 century as the surgical care of birth defects required novel techniques and methods and became more commonly based at children's hospitals.

Pathologists (052)
Specialist scientists who are doctors that study abnormalities in living organisms and study DNA, tissue, blood and other various human and animal cells. They are also responsible for performing autopsies on dead bodies to determine the cause of death.

Pediatrician (032)
This is a doctor who treats children for any illness from birth to adolescent.

Periodontist (092)
Is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.

Pharmacist (060)
Are health professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. A pharmacist is a member of the health care team directly involved with patient care.[

Physiatrist (072)
The doctor whose specialty is medicine and rehabilitation of the body and muscles.

Physiotherapist (072)
Treats pain by using methods such as interferential therapy, ultrasonic, short wave diathermy, wax therapy, and muscle strengthening exercises. Physiotherapy plays an important role in the recovery of stroke patients. It also plays a major role in treating children with cerebral palsy, and in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Phytotherapist (103)
Science-based medical practice and thus is distinguished from other, more traditional approaches, such as medical herbalism, which relies on an empirical appreciation of medicinal herbs and which is often linked to traditional knowledge.

Plastic Surgeon (036)
A plastic surgeon is a doctor that can transplant skin, muscles or change the structure of a face or other body parts for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

Podiatrists (068)
This is a specialist doctor who treats disorders of the foot and ankle.

Private Hospital (057,058)
Privately owned hospital

Prosthetist (087)
Is a person who has been qualified and certified to treat a person by using prostheses to residual limbs of the upper and lower extremities. The fitting of lower extremity prostheses, for example, involves making a socket that fits the residuum as a first step.

Prosthodontist (094)
Specializes in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

Provincial Hospital (056)
State owned hospital

Psychiatrists (022)
These doctors specialize in mental illnesses and will study, diagnoses and counsel and treat mental illnesses such as Bipolar, dementia, depression, Alzheimer's, etc.

Psychological Counsellors (099)
A person trained to give guidance on personal or psychological problems.

Psychologist (086)
Studies normal and abnormal mental states from cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.[1] To become a psychologist, a person often completes a graduate university degree in psychology, but in most jurisdictions, members of other behavioral professions (such as counselors and psychiatrists) can also evaluate, diagnose, treat, and study mental processes.

Psychometrist (085)
Is an individual who is highly trained in administering and scoring various tests and instruments that assess your neuropsychological functioning. Psychometrists work under the supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist.

Pulmonologist (017)
A doctor who is responsible for diagnosing and treats lung conditions and treating or managing critical care patients admitted in the ICU with ventilator support.

Radiation Oncologist (040)
Is a medical specialist doctor with training in the use of radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) to cure or reduce the symptoms of cancer, and in the overall care of cancer patients

Radiographer (039)
(or medical imaging technologist) is a university-trained health professional who works with cutting edge technology to produce X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans and other medical images to assist clinical radiologists and other doctors diagnose, monitor or treat a patient’s injury or illness.

Radiologists (038)
A doctor who specializes in use of X-rays or other imaging technologies in order to diagnose various illnesses.

Rehabilitation Hospital (059)
also referred to as inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, are devoted to the rehabilitation of patients with various neurological, musculo-skeletal, orthopedic and other medical conditions following stabilisation of their acute medical issues.

Rheumatologist (031)
A physician is responsible forhandling autoimmune disorders and allergic conditions.

Social Worker (089)
Concerns themselves with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.

Sonographer (039004)
Is a specialised healthcare worker who performs diagnostic medical sonography, or diagnostic ultrasound.

Speech Therapist (082)
This is a doctor who handles problems with hearing. These doctors also help hearing impaired children learn to communicate.

Step Down Facility (sub-acute) (049)
A cheaper alternative facility where patients can recover from major hospital procedures in the event where further hospital stay is clinically not justified and which is costly.

Surgeon (042)
A surgeon is a doctor that specializes in surgical operations and will have their own specialties such as orthopedic, ENT, brain, nuro, cardiovascular, maxillo-facial surgery, plastic surgery, and transplant surgery.

Thoracic Oncologist (023)
This doctor deals with cancer of the lungs, esophagus and chest.

Thoracic Surgeon (044)
A surgeon who has special training in operating on organs inside the chest, including the heart and lungs.

Toxicologist (006)
Toxicologists are experts on poisons and poisoning.

Urologist (046)
Any urinary problems and urinary tract infections are treated by an urologist.

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