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30 Types of Doctors and What They Do

If you don’t work in the medical field, it can be difficult to understand the difference between all the many types of doctors. But you don’t have to do it alone. Here are some of the most common types of doctors and what they do, including the kinds of conditions they treat.

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What Is a Normal Body Temperature?

What’s a normal human body temperature? That’s a little more complicated than you might think. A family medicine physician explains what can cause temperature fluctuations, and when they’re cause for concern.

checking temperature with a digital thermometer

MD vs. DO: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a fan of Meredith Grey, Gregory House or Doogie Howser, you know all these fictional characters are MDs. But did you know there’s a type of healthcare provider called a DO? These doctors are equally qualified to care for you and your family.

Physician or doctor listening to lungs of patient in office setting.