To what extent can a doctor who has specialised perform in other fields?

My psychiatrist helps me with my depression. I don t know the American system but in the UK she trained as a basic doctor then went into Psychiatry and worked her way up to Consultant Psychiatrist. But in what sense is she still a doctor? I mean if there was a huge disaster and the hospitals called for all doctors... show more My psychiatrist helps me with my depression. I don t know the American system but in the UK she trained as a basic doctor then went into Psychiatry and worked her way up to Consultant Psychiatrist.

But in what sense is she still a doctor? I mean if there was a huge disaster and the hospitals called for all doctors to lend a hand, how good would a psychiatrist be in the emergency department?
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