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2017

WNC MEDICAL

DIRECTORY

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PHTHALMOLOGY

An ophthalmologist provides comprehensive eye and vision care. They

are medically trained to diagnose, monitor, and medically or surgically

treat all ocular and visual disorders.

O

PTOMETRY

Optometry is concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of

the eyes and related structures and with determination and correction of

vision problems using lenses and other optical aids.

O

RTHOPAEDICS

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned

with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders

of the musculoskeletal system.

O

RTHODONTICS

Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of

alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.

O

TOLARYNGOLOGY

An otolaryngologist provides medical and surgical care for patients with

disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and related

structures of the head and neck.

P

ATHOLOGY

A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease by the laboratory

application of the biologic, chemical, and physical sciences.

P

EDIATRICS

A pediatrician deals with the physical, emotional, and social health of

children from birth to young adulthood.

P

HARMACY

A pharmacy is a store where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold.

A pharmacist is a person who is professionally qualified to prepare and

dispense medicinal drugs.

P

HYSICAL

T

HERAPY

Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by

physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather

than by drugs or surgery.

P

LASTIC

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ECONSTRUCTIVE

S

URGERY

A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of

physical defects of form or function.

P

SYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions,

especially those affecting behavior in a given context.

R

ADIOLOGY

A radiologist utilizes radiologic methodologies to diagnose and treat

disease. Physicians practicing in the field of radiology most often

specialize in radiology, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, or

radiologic physics.

ABC

American Board Certification

ABS

American Board of Surgeons

APTA American Physical Therapy Association

ARCB American Reflexology Certification Board

AuD Doctor of Audiology

BOC Board of Orthodontists/Prosthetists Certification

BSN Bachelor of Science - Nursing

CCAS Certified Clinical Addictions Specialist

CCC-A Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology

CCS Certified Clinical Supervisor

CCSP Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

CHt Certified Hypnotherapist

COMPT Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist

CR

Certified Reflexologist

CT

Computerized Tomography

DAACP Diplomate American Association of Chiropractic Pediatrics

DACBN

Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition

DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery

DMD

Doctor of Dental Medicine

DO

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

FAAOS Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

FACC Fellow American College of Cardiology

FACOG

Fellow American College of Ob/Gyn

FACS

Fellow American College of Surgeons

FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Certified

ICR

International Council of Reflexologists

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LMBT

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LNMT

Licensed Neuromuscular Therapist

LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

MD

Doctor of Medicine

MHS

Master of Health Science

MN

Master of Nursing

MPH

Master of Public Health

MPT

Master of Physical Therapy

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

NCRA

North Carolina Reflexology Association

NP

Nurse Practitioner

OD

Doctor of Optometry

OGNP

Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner

PA

Physician Assistant

PA-C

Physician Assistant Certified

PNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certified

PT

Physical Therapist

RAA

Reflexology Association of America

RN

Registered Nurse

RN-C

Registered Nurse Certification

RPh

Registered Pharmacist

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