Doctors and Specialists
Healthcare providers that care for an individual on an ongoing basis would most likely be the ones to diagnose and treat influenza (flu). These include:
General practitioner: This doctor deals with prevention, discovery and treatment of illnesses in all age categories.
Internist: A physician who focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of adult illness.
Gynecologist: A clinician who specializes in female health.
Gerontologist: This is a specialist in senior or elder health.
Nurse practitioner: A nurse who focuses on prevention, wellness and patient education.
Pulmonologist: A pulmonologist focuses on the lungs. This type of doctor will treat someone with influenza if respiratory problems or pneumonia sets in secondary to the initial infection.