This profession is now very divided into various specialisms Hand Foot Knee Eye Neuro Spinal Gynacological Abdominal Plastic Oncological Orthopaedic .... and the list expands
Good for deciding prognosis of physical repair or recovery
But in general doctors IMHO are not good at reporting on disability
Operate to remove growths in the brain
Repair malformations e.g. aneurysms
Insert shunts in the ventricles
Do lobotomy - in rare cases
The do special tests to see how well the nerves in the body work
They can investigate brain problems caused by trauma.
The can diagnose unusual an rare conditons.
Can manage/treat epilepsy
Good for assessing functions of everything.
Physical and mental problems
Also good at assessing functional limitations
Largely physical problems
Medical issues, Diseases of the brain, Physical illness affecting brain-mind functions, Effects of medications, Effects of metabolic or hormonal disorders
Can do many of the things that psychiatrists do
But they do not normally consider a range of medically related issues.
Measure personality and personality disorders
Can measure how parts of the brain work or not, with special tests.
Measure cognitive impairments
Are more equiped to give an estimate on which parts of the brain are affected and to what extent