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Cardiology: Diagnosis and treatment of acute medical and surgical illnesses and injuries.

Colon & Rectal Surgery: Surgery involving the lower part of the large intestine and the anus.

Dermatology: Diagnosis and treatment of skin and skin disease.

Endocrinology: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the endocrine system, including diabetes and thyroid condition.

Family Practice: Comprehensive family medical care for both adults and children.

Gastroenterology: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon and rectum.

General Practice: Comprehensive medical care for adults.

General Surgery: Treatment of diseases and conditions requiring or benefiting from operative or manual procedures.

Geriatric Medicine: Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly.

Gynecology: Diagnosis and treatment of the female genital and reproductive system.

Infectious Disease: Diagnosis and treatment of disease caused by the entrance of organisms into the body. Includes Lyme Disease and HIV Infection.

Internal Medicine: Comprehensive adult medical care.

Midwifery: Certified Nurse Midwives. One who assists women in childbirth and with well women's healthcare.

Nephrology: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Neurology: Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Neurosurgery: Treatment of diseases pertaining to the nervous system.

Obstetrics/Gynecology: The management of pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum care; diagnosis and treatment of the female genital and reproductive system.

Oncology: Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors.

Ophthalmology: Diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and diseases.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Surgery of the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, including facial plastic surgery.

Orthopedics: Diagnosis, treatment and surgery of bones, joints and skeletal disorders.

Otolaryngology: Diagnosis and treatment of disease of the head and neck including ears, nose and throat.

Pathology: The science of the disease process.

Periodontics: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums and bones supporting the teeth.

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation: The treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to restore function through non-surgical therapies such as heat and cold, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction and therapeutic exercise.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Diagnosis, treatment, surgery for repairs, exisions and reconstruction of hands, skin, head and neck, also cosmetic surgery.

Podiatry: The diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the foot.

Psychiatry: Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental or emotional disorders.

Pulmonary Medicine: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lung.

Radiation Oncology: Therapeutic services for patients with cancer using high energy x-rays or electrons.

Radiology: Diagnosis of diseases using high energy radiation including mammography, nuclear medicine ultrasound, CT scanning and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Rheumatology: Diagnosis and treatment of arthritic condition, soft tissue problems, and connective tissue disorders.

Surgery: Treatment of diseases and conditions requiring or benefiting from operative or manual procedures.

Urology: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women, and genital organs of men.

Vascular Surgery: Surgery of the system of tubes and vessels for the conveyance of blood and other fluids.

   

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