Related names and titles: Doctors, Physicians, MD, DO, Psychiatrist, Ophthalmologist, Sports Medicine Physician
Physicians serve a fundamental role in our society and have an effect upon all our lives. They are responsible for the diagnosis of disease or injury and the prescription of treatment, therapy, medication and vaccination. Physicians may request other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. The physician may carry out the treatment or delegate such tasks to other health care professionals who work under his or her supervision, e.g. nurses, assistants and other medical staff.