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Specialty Definitions

Rheumatology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis.

Cardiology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in cardiology.

Pediatric Cardiology
A physician who treats children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Pediatric Surgery
A physician that treats children's surgical conditions including hernias, appendicitis and gallstones.

Radiology
A physician that specializes in the treatment that uses imaging to diagnose and treat disease seen within the body.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
A physician who treats injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems.

Pediatric Orthopedics
A physician who treasts children with musculoskeletal problems including broken bones, limb and spinal deformities, sports injuries and degenerative joint diseases.

Family Medicine-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who is devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages.

Pediatric Gastroenterology
A physician who specializes in children with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders such as lactose intolerance/food allergies, abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disorders and feeding disorders.

Geriatric Medicine
A physician who treats the elderly. A family physician or internist with knowledge of the aging process and additional skills in the diagnosis and prevention of illness in the elderly.

Pediatric Rheumatology
A physician who treats children with arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis.

Nephrology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).

Podiatry
A physician who is devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and streatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

Pulmonary - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the treatment of adults with a range of lung and airway disorders, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer and sleep disorders.

Maternal and Fetal Medicine
A physician that specializes in the branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies.

Psychiatry - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that specializes in the treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance-related disorders.

Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system.

Nephrology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).

Hospitalist
A physician who specializes in the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients.

Interventional Radiology
A physician who specializes in the sub-specialty of radiology that uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.

Gynecology (See also Obstetrics & Gynecology)
A physician who specializes in the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus and ovaries) and the breasts.

Family Medicine (Primary Care)
A physician who is devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages.

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes musculoskeletal problems including broken bones, limb and spinal deformities, sports injuries and degenerative joint diseases.

Cardiology
A physician who treats patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Allergy/Immunology
A physician who treats asthma, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, eczema, hives, food allergies and immune system problems.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
A physician that specializes in the care of those who are attempting to become pregnant, are currently pregnant, or are recently delivered.

Otolaryngology/ENT
A physician that treats conditions affecting the ears, nose or throat, such as ear infections, tonsillitis, nosebleeds, sinus infections and hearing problems.

Infectious Disease-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in dealing with the control and treatment of infections.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
A physician that provides care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period.

Neurology-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders (Brain & Nervous system).

Pediatric Neurosurgery
A physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation of disorders in children that effect any portion of the nervous system.

Internal Medicine-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who provides primary care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.

Neurosurgery
A physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system.

Emerg. Med.-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who provides treatment for adult and pediatric patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.

Psychiatry
Physicians that treat mental, addictive and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance-related disorders.

Gastroenterology
A physician who specializes in gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders such as lactose intolerance/food allergies, abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disorders and feeding disorders.

Obstetrics & Gynecology-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that provides care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period.

Pediatrics - Advanced Practice Nurses
A nurse who is devoted to comprehensive health care of children.

Hematology and Oncology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of cancer and diseases related to blood disorders.

Pediatric Hematology Oncology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children with cancer and diseases related to blood disorders.

Plastic & Recon - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the "correction" or restoration of form and function.

Urogynecology
A physician that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders.

Otolaryngology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that treats conditions affecting the ears, nose or throat, such as ear infections, tonsillitis, nosebleeds, sinus infections and hearing problems.

Radiation Oncology
A physician that specializes in radiation treatments (such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physician that specializes in a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.

Anesthesia - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the administration of anesthesia.

Pain Management
A physician who provides treatment of injury and pathology to support and speed healing; and treats distressing symptoms such as pain to relieve suffering during treatment and healing.

Podiatric Surgery
A physician who is devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

Interventional Cardiology
Is a physician who specializes in a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology
A physician who specializes in the use of minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.

Trauma Surgery - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that specializes in the management of traumatic injuries.

Pediatric Neurology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children with neurological disorders (Brain & Nervous System).

Urology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that specializes in the treatment of urinary and genital problems such as incontinence, urinary tract infections and prostate cancer.

Neonatology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants,

Vascular Surgery
A surgeon who specializes in diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins.

Hepatology
A physician who specializes in treatment of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas as well as management of their disorders.

Critical Care - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who provides treatment and life support for critically ill patients.

Neurology
A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders (Brain & Nerves).

Cardiothoracic Surgery
A physician who provides surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest)—generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).

Urology
A physician that treats urinary and genital problems such as incontinence, urinary tract infections and prostate cancer.

Trauma Surgery
A surgeon that specializes in both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries.

Endocrinology
A physician who treats a variety of endocrine system or hormone-related disorders including diabetes, growth disorders, abnormal thyroid function and puberty disorders.

Surgical Critical Care
A physician who provides treatment and life support for critically ill surgical patients.

Pediatric Critical Care
A physician who provides treatment of children who are critically ill.

Phy. Med.and Rehab - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that specializes in a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A physician who specializes in the "correction" or restoration of form and function.

Anesthesiology
A physician who provides pre-surgery medical evaluation; pain control before, during and after surgery through various methods; anesthesia or sedation for procedures such as MRIs or CT scans.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A surgeon that treats many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.

Urgent Care
A physician that treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an emergency room.

Pediatric Nephrology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children with kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).

Orthopedic Surgery
A physician who treats musculoskeletal problems including broken bones, limb and spinal deformities, sports injuries and degenerative joint diseases.

Surgery General
A physician that treats surgical conditions including hernias, appendicitis and gallstones.

Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility
A physician that specializes in surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility.

Pathology/Cytology
a physician that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level.

Perinatology
A physician who specializes in a branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies.

Osteopathic Manipulation
A physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases that can be restored by manipulation of the parts supplemented by therapeutic measures (as use of drugs or surgery) .

Neurophysiology
A physician who provides care related to physiology and neuroscience that is concerned with the study of the functioning of the nervous system.

Infectious Diseases
A physician who specializes in dealing with the control and treatment of infections.

Gynecologic Oncology
A physician specialized in the field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer.

Emergency Medicine
A physician who provides treatment for adult and pediatric patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.

Pulmonary
A physician who treats adults with a range of lung and airway disorders, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer and sleep disorders.

Pediatric Endocrinology
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children with a variety of endocrine system or hormone-related disorders including diabetes, growth disorders, abnormal thyroid function and puberty disorders.

Hem. and Onc.-Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the treatment of cancer and diseases related to blood disorders.

Colon and Rectal Surgery
A physician who treats various conditions of the intestine, colon and rectum including hemorrhoids, fissures and colon polyps.

Neonatology
A physician who specializes in the subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants.

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
A physician who treats children with asthma, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, eczema, hives, food allergies and immune system problems.

Endocrinology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in a variety of endocrine system or hormone-related disorders including diabetes, growth disorders, abnormal thyroid function and puberty disorders.

Gastroenterology - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders such as lactose intolerance/food allergies, abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disorders and feeding disorders.

Pediatric Pulmonary
A physician who treats children with a range of lung and airway disorders, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer and sleep disorders.

Internal Medicine (Primary Care)
A physician who provides primary care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.

Otorhino & Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery
A surgeon that treats many diseases, injuries and defects in the nose and facial region.

Surgery General - Advanced Practice Nurse
A nurse that specializes in surgical conditions including hernias, appendicitis and gallstones.

Thoracic Surgery
A physician that specializes surgery affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest).

Occupational Medicine
Physicians who specialize in occupational medicine aim to prevent diseases and promote wellness among workers.

Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
a physician who evaluates treats and studies behavior and mental processes.

Hand Surgery
A physician that deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder.

Genetics
A physician who specializes in is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation .

Pathology
A physician that interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids .

Dermatology
Treat a variety of problems affecting skin (as well as hair/nails) including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer and moles.

Ophthalmology
A physician that specializes in care of eye conditions or problems with eyesight such as near- and farsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Pediatrics
A physician who is devoted to comprehensive health care of children.

 
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