When I was young, I used to read in books about a simple doctor. Not some type of doctor. The television used to show a man in a white coat that was called a doctor. Nobody every specified or clarified that there were even types of doctors in the field of medicine.
The human body
The human body is divided into many parts. It has 206 bones. 642 skeletal muscles with almost 7500 listed body parts. We were not created for fun or just like that. We were created appropriately with the location of each body part aligned and in link to other body parts. Imagine if our brain would have been in our feet instead of our head? That would have been hilarious because nothing works in a descending order. Everything has to end in an ascending order that is reaching the top where the brain is.
Every part of the human body has a specialist for it. The heart has the cardiologist, the bones have the orthopedics and the blood in your body has a Phlebotomist.
Why is the field of medicine divided?
The basic answer to this question is because they want to give you the best possible care. Also, if we further ponder over it, how much can a person know about all the body parts? You cannot expect a general doctor to have an extensive knowledge about everything happening in your body. He knows the 7500 parts and what’s happening in them but a proper advice will be given by the specialist who has invested years in learning about that particular body part.
A neurologist will know what is wrong with your heart because it is not giving proper signals to the brain but he won’t be able to tell you why or what can be done for it and so on. This will be the job of a cardiologist.
This is the reason why the medicine world is divided according to the human body because it is not humanly possible to accurately diagnose each and every part of a patient’s body. A general doctor can give an overall diagnostic, for instance, you have a fractured bone, but only an orthopedic will be able to cure it effortlessly.
Thus, we should not forget the fact that at the end of the day doctors, either a phlebotomist or a neurologist are humans and are capable of doing things that we are like forgetting what they learnt in their college sometimes.