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.