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.
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.
Orthopaedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned
with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders
of the musculoskeletal system.
Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of
alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.
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.
A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease by the laboratory
application of the biologic, chemical, and physical sciences.
A pediatrician deals with the physical, emotional, and social health of
children from birth to young adulthood.
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.
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.
A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of
physical defects of form or function.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions,
especially those affecting behavior in a given context.
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
American Board Certification
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
DAACP Diplomate American Association of Chiropractic Pediatrics
Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition
Doctor of Chiropractic
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Doctor of Physical Therapy
FAAOS Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
FACC Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow American College of Ob/Gyn
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner Certified
International Council of Reflexologists
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Neuromuscular Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Doctor of Medicine
Master of Health Science
Master of Nursing
Master of Public Health
Master of Physical Therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Master of Science in Nursing
North Carolina Reflexology Association
Doctor of Optometry
Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant Certified
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certified
Reflexology Association of America
Registered Nurse Certification