Who is who?

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There are many specialist in the medical field that you are important for you and your baby to become acquainted with. I have prepared a list of the most common health-care professionals that I have had the opportunity to become more familiar with their practices for the continued well being of the medically fragile infants I have cared for over the years.

Audiologist: a medical professional who is specially trained to detect, diagnose, and treat individuals with impaired hearing. Cardiac surgeon: who specializes in performing surgery on the heart.

Cardiologist  and Cardiac surgeon: A doctor who specializes in the heart and circulation of blood and also performs surgery on the heart.

Gastroenterologist: A doctor who specializes in the treatment of stomach and intestinal disorders.

Geneticist: A Specialist who studies birth defects and their causes.

Hematologist: who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of blood problems.

Occupational Therapist (OT): person who treats problems involving the use of muscles, also may work with babies who have trouble eating.

Ophthalmologist: A doctor who specializes in eye problems

Orthopedist: A doctor who specializes in bone problems.

Physical Therapist (PT): person who treats feeding problems and problems of the muscles.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP): a RN who has special training in the care of critically ill babies.

Neonatologist: A baby doctor (pediatrician) who has specialized training in the care of premature infants or critically ill newborns

Neurologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of brain and nervous system disorders.

Neurosurgeon: A doctor who specializes in surgery on the brain and nervous system.

Pediatric cardiologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of heart problems in children.

Pediatric surgeon: A doctor who specializes in performing surgery on newborns and children.

Pulmonologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of certain lung conditions.

Resident: A doctor in training after medical school, frequently used in medical school hospitals.

Respiratory therapists: Medical professionals who are trained, certified, and registered to set up, calibrate, monitor, and supervise the use of respiratory equipment.

Urologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections.

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