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area of medicine

May I suggest to add the area(s) of expertise of the practitioner:

  • general_medicine=yes|no
  • internal_medicine=yes|no


  • dermatologist=yes|no
  • gynaecologist=yes|no

N.B. amenity=dentist still seems to be a separate tag

/al (talk) 16:54, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

amenity=doctor should be merged here

At the time of writing, taginfo had the following statistics:

Tag Number of Usages
amenity=doctors 11,114
amenity=doctor 116
healthcare=doctor 23

On the basis of this evidence it should be documented that amenity=doctors is the most commonly-used way to tag a doctor's office in practice. --Matt 22:00, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Yup. Since they mean exactly the same thing, it might be worth doing a manual bot-like edit on the db to change over the 100+ non-s-suffixed objects. With due checking... --achadwick 12:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Only 15 amenity=doctor left today, so I've merged it. --Cartinus 17:04, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Tag Spelling and Usage




Map Features

Resolved: Map features updated. --achadwick 13:03, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

amenity=doctor is linked from Map features. This should probably be corrected to link to amenity=doctors. --Skippern 22:14, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

  • I agree, purely based on the current usage patterns. I'll try to make some time for this. --achadwick 12:43, 11 November 2010 (UTC) In fact it's far easier than I thought: the old parameter was the pural/posessive apostropheless version already, which means that translations Should Just Work[tm] --achadwick

Similar proposed feature

Thanks --Valeriobozz (talk) 11:06, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

How to "tag the size"

The page states:

 "please tag the size of the office in some way"

but offers no suggestions of how to do this. None of the listed tags indicate size, there are no links to relevant pages, and searching the wiki for "size" doesn't return any obviously relevant pages..

If the page doesn't have advice on how to indicate size then this phrase should be removed.

You are right, I don't think there is any established tagging for the size, and it's not even clear what "size" would mean for a doctor's office (number of staff, number of phyisican staff, number of patients, number of rooms, number of treatments offered...?). I deleted that part. Sleske (talk) 12:31, 13 January 2020 (UTC)