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Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Quiz
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Oct 21st, 2012 at 20:32 GMT
Oct 21st, 2012 at 20:35 GMT
Very informative quiz with a cool title. Only thing is, I felt rushed since I had to try to figure out the majority of these.
Oct 21st, 2012 at 22:13 GMT
Fun quiz. FYI: the pain doctor is misspelled.
Oct 22nd, 2012 at 13:21 GMT
Fun quiz. Note that several (epidemiologist, virologist, immunologist, podiatrist) are not necessarily medical doctors.
Oct 22nd, 2012 at 14:05 GMT
@Rach, good eye. It's fixed.
@brs, I replaced podiatrist but left in the others because they
be MDs, just not all of them are. At least that's my understanding.
Oct 22nd, 2012 at 14:10 GMT
"Is anyone here a marine biologist?"
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 00:47 GMT
I thought the pain relief doctor did something else, at least I thought they did?
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 01:13 GMT
Wait, so you're a doctor?
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 01:38 GMT
Ask your rheumatologist if enbrel is right for you
Oct 23rd, 2012 at 23:58 GMT
Nice quiz, but too much time. You should probably make it around 7 minutes.
Oct 24th, 2012 at 03:33 GMT
Well I did terribly in that... but at least I have my health
Oct 24th, 2012 at 06:04 GMT
Everytime I've seen this quiz, I think of the Airplane quote
"I can't tell."
"You can tell me, I'm a doctor."
So, thanks for that, LTH. It's similar to how every time I see sproutcm's "I'm a Bible Book!" quiz I think of Principal Skinner saying "Yes, yes, of course you are."
Oh, and thanks for the shout-out again, but one of these days, MovieGuru, bang-zoom-to-the-moon, etc.
Oct 29th, 2012 at 19:48 GMT
Ask your television if the medicine your doctor recommends is right for you.
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Oct 31st, 2012 at 04:46 GMT
From a US standpoint: many of these are medical specialists, i.e. there is a training program (residency or fellowship) to become that type of doctor. But many are research specialists that are not a medical subspeciality. LTH, I noticed you answered this in a previous comment in that some of these medical specialties can also be doctors. True. Here's an example, an infectious diseases doctor (residency in internal medicince, fellowship in infectious diseases) can also be virologist by having a research interest in viruses - but it has nothing to do with his/her medical practice. Its not like an ID doc who researches viruses can't see a fungal infection. By the same token, an ID doc with no research interest at all can also just as easily see a patient with a viral or any other type of infection. Actually one of the reasons to even call one of these guys is becauses you have no idea what is causing a person to be sick in the first place.... Somebody can also get a PhD in virology and spend their life studying viruses in a lab, but have never had any medical training. All this is US-centric. I know training is different in places like the UK and Kyrgyzstan. OK all that being said, I really liked the quiz. Thanks. Oh, and proctology had its name changed... but we all still know.
Oct 31st, 2012 at 09:00 GMT
@Atala: colorectal problems really are a pain in the ..... ooops got to go, the door bells ringing
Oct 31st, 2012 at 09:28 GMT
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Oct 31st, 2012 at 10:07 GMT
Hah--anasthesiologist. Too many syllables. Just go with Anaesthetist
Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:45 GMT
obviously whoever made this quiz up is not in the medical field and looked up some list, virologist and toxicologists are generally phds, not "medical doctors"--an infectious disease specialist is the medical field that would be under. Similarly there are no epileptologists--seizures are treated by neurologists. And to bsnalex--an anaesthetist in the US is an advanced practice nurse, possibly in UK they are also called anesthetist, but not in the US.
Oct 31st, 2012 at 14:17 GMT
-gist started to look really funny after awhile.
Oct 31st, 2012 at 14:25 GMT
Trust me, I'm the Doctor! And bow ties are cool.
Oct 31st, 2012 at 15:17 GMT
I'm pretty sure an Anesthesiologist specializes in "Anesthesia" not "Pain Management", unless you're referring to Post-Operative Care, in which case, you should say... "Post Operative Care"
Oct 31st, 2012 at 16:15 GMT
@fakehaikuleper: "There are no epileptologists". Really? So you're saying the consultant neurologist referred my daughter to a charlatan with a false job title, then?
Oct 31st, 2012 at 18:39 GMT
SCRUBS really helped me with this quiz!
Oct 31st, 2012 at 19:44 GMT
I wish House was here, he would clear this up.
Oct 31st, 2012 at 20:06 GMT
I feel I could have done better on this. Epidemics are studied by epidemiologists? Get out of here!
Oct 31st, 2012 at 20:38 GMT
Hematologist is spelled wrong...
Oct 31st, 2012 at 22:47 GMT
Oct 31st, 2012 at 23:07 GMT
@Zeppo: Yeah, but he'd get each one wrong two or three times first...
Oct 31st, 2012 at 23:50 GMT
Great quiz, really enjoyed it!!!
Oct 31st, 2012 at 23:55 GMT
@PaulieC: I learned very early in my nursing career to steer away from anesthesiologists at any hospital parties. They are so conditioned to knocking people out that they cannot mix a drink that's less than stupefying. For pain management, at least on these shores, I'd look for a pain management specialist, but I'm sure they'll come up with a catchier title soon. They won't be able to keep a title that's so obviously descriptive of what they do!
Nov 1st, 2012 at 01:14 GMT
@PaulieC: Anesthesiologists are, in fact, doing more and more pain management, like epidural steroid injections, peripheral nerve ablation and blocks, sacroiliac injections, etc. These procedures are also performed by some orthopedists and interventional radiologists.
Nov 1st, 2012 at 01:18 GMT
I agree with other comments that in the U.S. some of these specialists tend to be PhD researchers, not physicians. However, the one that I really have to take issue with is "Rhinologist." There may be some rhinologists in the world, but in 35 years of practice, I've never met one. In the U.S., diseases of the nose are treated by otolaryngologists (more correctly called otorhinolaryngologists or, less formally, ENT, for Ear, Nose and Throat).
Nov 1st, 2012 at 18:16 GMT
It pays off to be Greek...
Nov 1st, 2012 at 19:53 GMT
You can become an anesthesiologist by doing a residency in it. You can then do a one-year fellowship to become a pain management specialist. You don't have to do the fellowship... but these procedures can be tricky and it helps when someone just focuses on them. My cousnin's husband become a pain management specialist and made me promise to never help anyone move furniture. Back pain is the nummber one complaint he sees in his office.
Nov 1st, 2012 at 21:01 GMT
I got it right as my final guess by process of elimination, but wasn't nephrology formerly the quack "science" of studying bumps on the head? And now it's a legit MD job. It's the least-guessed, so I am probably not alone. I was thinking that that one would be renologist or something of that nature. Very enjoyable. Of course now I suddenly feel sick. Is there a specilaist who deals with hypocondriacs? Ah, of course, a psychiatrist. But I meant an imaginary doctor.
Nov 2nd, 2012 at 01:55 GMT
@Bobman1: You're thinking of phrenologist. A nephrologist specializes in medical diseases of the kidneys (nephros: Greek for kidney.)
Nov 2nd, 2012 at 14:08 GMT
@Bobman, I'm an oncologist and one time (long story being made short) a massage therapist thought my job was to tell people about themselves by feeling the bumps on their head. So, you aren't alone with your confusion.
Nov 5th, 2012 at 03:17 GMT
These are not cut-and-dried answers. The best example I see is that urologists often do deal with dyfunction of the kidneys (mine certainly has) so that's what I answered and got marked wrong.
Nov 26th, 2012 at 19:10 GMT
I once met a guy who was studying seizures in butterflies, which I guess made him an epilepidopterist.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 13:42 GMT
I'm embarrassed that I had my gallbladder out and I couldn't pick out which of these specialists did it... :|
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