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Physician Directory - Terminology
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
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
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
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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