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Taking care of your health involves choosing a doctor and understanding how to best get the care you need. This section will help you deal with these issues and provide some fun and shocking facts about the medical field.

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Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of the eyes, such as cataracts and glaucoma. Most ophthalmologists are also eye surgeons. Learn about what ophthalmologists do.


 Endocrinologist

Endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system, including diabetes. Learn about endocrinologists. See more »

 Epidemiologist

Epidemiologists study the outbreak, frequency, distribution, and control of communicable diseases. Learn about what epidemiologists do. See more »

 Cardiovascular Surgeon

Cardiovascular surgeons perform many different types of surgery on the heart and blood vessels. Learn more about what cardiovascular surgeons do. See more »

 How to Choose a Medical Specialist

Medical specialists make crucial decisions regarding your health. Learn important guidelines for choosing a specialist. See more »

How Medicare Works

 How Medicare Works

Medicare is a major effort to provide affordable health insurance for seniors. Learn who is eligible for Medicare, how to get it and how it has changed. See more »

How to Choose a Doctor

 How to Choose a Doctor

Choosing a doctor is something you should do now if you haven't already. Find out what you need to know about choosing the right doctor. See more »

Communicate More Effectively With Your Health Care Professionals

 Communicate More Effectively With Your Health Care Professionals

Communicate effectively with your health care professionals for your health. Learn to communicate effectively with your health care professionals. See more »

Communication Breakdown With Your Health Care Professionals

 Communication Breakdown With Your Health Care Professionals

A communication breakdown with your health care professionals can be avoided. Learn about communication breakdowns with health care professionals. See more »

 Meet Gastroenterologist Dr. Roy Wong

Dr. Roy Wong is currently chief of gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Learn more about Dr. Roy Wong. See more »

World Health Organization Profile

 World Health Organization Profile

The World Health Organization combats worldwide disease. Learn about the World Health Organization's campaigns and find out how WHO is organized. See more »