Health Vocabulary

GP – General Practitioner Family doctors are commonly called GPs. Consultant / Specialist Examples: opthalmologist, dermatologist, gastrologist, endocrinologist. Surgeon A doctor who is qualified to perform operations – heart surgeon, brain surgeon etc. Common Diseases ‘The common cold’ is usually just referred to as ‘a cold’, other minor illnesses include flu/influenza, ear infections, nausea / upset stomach, backache. Serious Diseases Cancer, meningitis, heart attacks

Famous Quotes
God heals, and the doctor takes the fee. - Benjamin Franklin The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain ... well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay! - Homer Simpson Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that way. If he didn't need the money, he wouldn't lay a hand on you. - Herb Shriner The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. -Voltaire Time is the great physician. - Benjamin Franklin I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. -James H. Boren

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