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Aesthetic medicine is an inclusive term for
specialties that focus on improving cosmetic
appearance through the treatment of conditions
including scars, unwanted hair, skin discoloration
and spider veins.
Audiology is the branch of science that studies
hearing, balance, and related disorders.
Cardiologists deal with disorders of the heart and
blood vessels. The field is commonly divided in
the branches of congenital heart defects, coronary
artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease
Dentistry is the art and science of prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases,
and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial
region, and its associated structures.
A dermatologist is trained to diagnose and treat
pediatric and adult patients with benign and
malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, external
genitalia, hair and nails, as well as a number of
sexually transmitted diseases.
An emergency physician focuses on the immediate
decision making and action necessary to prevent
death or any further disability both in the pre-
hospital setting by directing emergency medical
technicians and in the emergency department.
A family physician is concerned with the total
health care of the individual and the family and
is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety
of ailments in patients of all ages. The family
physician receives a broad range of training that
includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics
and gynecology, psychiatry and geriatrics.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine
whereby the digestive system and its disorders are
studied. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal
tract, which includes the organs from mouth to
anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of
A general surgeon has expertise related to
the diagnosis; preoperative, operative, and
postoperative management; and management of
complications of surgical conditions.
Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing
a life-limiting illness. Hospice nurses work with
terminally ill or dying patients to help ensure
their comfort and quality of their remaining days.
A internist provides long-term, comprehensive
care in the office and the hospital, managing both
common and complex illness of adolescents,
adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the
diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and
diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints
and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems.
Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned
with the study and treatment of disorders of the
An obstetrician/gynecologist possesses special
knowledge, skills and professional capability
in the medical and surgical care of the female
reproductive system and associated disorders.
Oncologists study cancers and seek to understand
their development, diagnosis, treatment, and
DESCRIPTIONSSpecialty Descriptions 3-4 Medical Abbreviations 4 Aesthetics 5 Audiology 5 Cardiology 5 Dentistry 5-6 Dermatology 6-7 Emergency Medicine 8 Family Medicine 9-12 Gastroenterology 13-14 Internal Medicine 14 Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 Neurology 18 Oncology - Medical 18 Oncology - Radiation 18-19 Optometry 19 Orthodontics 20 Orthopaedics 20-21 Otolaryngology 21-22 Pediatrics 22 Radiology 22 General Surgery 22-23 Reconstructive Surgery 23-24 Pathology 24 Pharmacy 22 Physical Therapy 24-26 Psychology 26-27 Financial Services 27 Hospice & Pallative Care 27 Long Term Care 27 Medical Insurance 28 Medical Services 28 Medical Transportation 28