Anaesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in giving patients anaesthesia. They're responsible for administering the drugs that allow surgeons to complete painful, invasive procedures without discomforting patients. Anaesthesia is only given to patients who undergo surgery to relieve pain or to put these patients to sleep for the duration of the surgery. An anaesthesiologist cares for their patient before, during and after surgery.
“A cardiologist is a physician who focuses on evaluating and treating cardiac diseases. We also emphasise the importance of different cardiac pathology” “We show patients the importance of following a healthy lifestyle, healthy diet and other dangerous habits that could lead to cardiac diseases.” – Doctor James Nkurunziza
A dietician is an expert in human nutrition. As a registered dietician in private practice, Samantha du Toit is responsible for advising people on the best types and amounts of foods they should eat for optimal health, taking into consideration medical diagnoses, their lifestyle, age, budget and taste in food. According to her, dieticians coach and support people on all aspects of healthy food choices from shopping to preparation and portioning of food. They use scientific evidence-based guidelines in order to give the best advice to every patient.
A general practitioner, also called a GP or generalist, is a physician who does not specialize in one particular area of medicine. GPs provide routine health care, for example physical examinations and immunisations and assess and treat many different conditions, including illnesses and injuries. They often have regular, long-term patients and provide on-going medical care to both male and female patients in all age groups.
Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health professional concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. occupational therapist help patients to develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. occupational therapist can work with patients of all backgrounds, treating those with emotional and developmental conditions in addition to physical ones.
An oral hygienist is also known as a dental hygienist. They are licensed dental professionals, registered with a dental association, or regulatory body within their country of practice. They are primary healthcare professionals who work independently or alongside dentists and other dental professionals to provide full oral health care. They have the training and education that focuses and specialises in the prevention and treatment of oral disease.
Within the speciality of psychiatry you may find forensic psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, geriatric psychiatrists and community psychiatrists, research psychiatrists, neuro-psychiatrists to name a few. The basic job of the psychiatrist is the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, Treatment is with specialized medication and or psychotherapy, but mostly both.
Radiographers are medical professionals that conduct diagnostic imaging on a patient’s body, to help the referring doctors to have a better idea of what is wrong with a patient. Radiographers not only do x-rays, but also different types of medical imaging, such as mammograms, CT or MRI scans. On a daily basis, they receive the patients that are sent to them by their doctor requesting imaging. Radiologists work with medical imaging machines and instruments and are thus responsible for using of the correct parameters, especially when doing x-rays. Also, they set the instruments to the specific height and position needed for the requested image.