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Physician Specialist Glossary

  • Abdominal Radiologist

    Radiologists are certified by the Board of Radiology. Abdominal Radiologists specialize in evaluating imaging tests of the abdomen (belly), including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray, and other tests.

    Specialty: Abdominal Radiology

    Common Name: Abdominal Radiologist

  • Abdominal Surgeon

    Abdominal Surgeons specialize in surgery of the abdominal cavity and its organs. Most practitioners are board-certified in General Surgery, and may have additional certifications.

    Specialty: Abdominal Surgery

    Common Name: Abdominal Surgeon

  • Acupuncturist

    Guided by the traditional practices of Chinese medicine, acupuncturists insert thin needles into the skin to reduce pain and other symptoms believed to be influenced by disruptions in the flow of energy through the body. A medical degree and board certification are not required.

    Specialty: Acupuncturist , Acupuncture

    Common Name: Acupuncturist

  • Addiction Medicine Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine or Neurology & Psychiatry. Practitioners have extensive training in the care of any person who abuses drugs. Additional training in the branches of pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, and OB/GYN are of special concern to the addiction medicine physician.

    Specialty: Addiction Medicine

    Common Name: Addiction Specialist

  • Addiction Psychiatrist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; practitioners are trained to understand addictive disorders and the emotional and behavioral consequences related to addiction and substance abuse.

    Specialty: Addiction Psychiatry

    Common Name: Addiction Psychiatrist

  • Adolescent Medicine Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. Practitioners treat the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents and their health care needs. These specialists also coordinate the planning and supervision of their patients' transition to adult health care.

    Specialty: Adolescent Medicine

  • Advanced Surgical Oncologist

    Advanced Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgery to treat cancer that is advanced, or technically difficult to remove. They are board-certified in a primary surgical specialty and have completed additional training in Surgical Oncology.

    Specialty: Advanced Surgical Oncology

    Common Name: Advanced Surgical Oncologist

  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist

    A certification by the Board of Preventive Medicine. Also known as flight medicine, aviation medicine, or space medicine, aerospace medicine focuses on the physical and psychological conditions associated with flying and space travel.

    Specialty: Aerospace Medicine

  • Allergist

    Specialty: Allergy

  • Allergy-Immunology Laboratory Specialist

    Allergy and immunology diagnostic laboratories perform tests to diagnose allergies and other disorders of the immune system. Physician-managers must be certified in a specialty such as pathology, pediatrics, internal medicine, or allergy and immunology, and complete additional training and testing on laboratory processes and management.

    Specialty: Allergy & Immun/diag Lab , Allergy & Immunology, Diagnostic Laboratory

    Common Name: Allergy-Immunology Laboratory Specialist

  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist

    A certification by the Board of Pathology. The pathologist plays a central role in the diagnosis of surgically removed tissues and acts as a consultant to the clinician, defining appropriate tests and interpreting their results.

    Specialty: Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

  • Anatomic Pathologist

    A certification by the Board of Pathology. Practitioners analyze the gross and microscopic structural changes caused by disease in tissues and cells removed during surgery or at autopsy.

    Specialty: Anatomic Pathology

  • Anesthesiologist

    A certification by the Board of Anesthesiology. Practitioners provide pain relief and maintenance or restoration of a stable condition during and immediately following an operation.

    Specialty: Anesthesiology

  • Asthma & Allergy Specialist

    A certification by the Board of Allergy & Immunology; practitioners are experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of immune disorders.

    Specialty: Allergy & Immunology

    Common Name: Allergy Doctor

  • Bariatrician

    Bariatricians are doctors who specialize in obesity and helping people lose weight without surgery. Bariatricians have a medical degree and may hold additional certification from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

    Specialty: Bariatrician , Bariatrics

    Common Name: Bariatrician

  • Blood and Cancer Doctor

    See Hematologist-Oncologist

  • Blood Doctor

    See Hematologist

  • Blood Vessel Surgeon

    See Vascular Surgeon

  • Brain Surgeon

    See Neurosurgeon

  • Cancer Doctor

    See Oncologist

  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners have completed training in Cardiology and have additional training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

    Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology , Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Cardiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners are expert in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. They consult with surgeons on heart surgery, perform diagnostic procedures, and manage complex conditions such as heart attacks and arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat).

    Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

    Common Name: Heart Doctor

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

    Anesthesiologists with additional training who specialize in operations on the organs in the chest, usually involving the heart and/or lungs. Practitioners provide anesthesia during surgery and help ensure pain relief immediately after.

    Specialty: Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

    Common Name: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

  • Cardiothoracic Radiologist

    Radiologists who specialize in identifying abnormalities in the chest (thorax) using imaging tests including X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Cardiothoracic radiologists hold board certification in Diagnostic Radiology and have completed additional training in radiology of the chest.

    Specialty: Cardiothoracic Radiology

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Thoracic Surgery; practitioners are skilled in patient care before, during and after surgery, and the critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty.

    Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

    Common Name: Chest Surgeon

  • Chemical Pathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Practitioners contribute to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of patients through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the chemical sciences to people or to materials obtained from people.

    Specialty: Chemical Pathology

  • Child Abuse Pediatrician

    A subspecialty certification of the American Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners serve as resources to children, families, and communities by accurately diagnosing abuse, consulting with community agencies on child safety, providing expertise in courts of law, treating consequences of abuse and neglect, directing child abuse and neglect prevention programs, and participating on multidisciplinary teams investigating and managing child abuse cases.

    Specialty: Child Abuse Pediatrics

    Common Name: Child Abuse Pediatrician

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners deal with the origin, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders of childhood and adolescence.

    Specialty: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Child Neurologist

    See Pediatric Neurologist

  • Children's Anesthesiologist

    See Pediatric Anesthesiologist

  • Children's Blood and Cancer Doctor

    See Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

  • Children's Doctor

    See Pediatrician

  • Children's Endocrinologist

    See Pediatric Endocrinologist

  • Children's ER Doctor

    See Pediatric Emergency Physician

  • Children's Eye Doctor

    See Pediatric Ophthalmologist

  • Children's GI Doctor

    See Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Children's Heart Doctor

    See Pediatric Cardiologist

  • Children's Kidney Doctor

    See Pediatric Nephrologist

  • Children's Lung Doctor

    See Pediatric Pulmonologist

  • Children's Rehab Doctor

    See Pediatric Physiatrist

  • Children's Skin Doctor

    See Pediatric Dermatologist

  • Children's Sleep Doctor

    See Pediatric Sleep Physician

  • Children's Surgeon

    See Pediatric Surgeon

  • Chiropractor

    Chiropractors apply manual pressure to the spine, often along with counseling and exercise advice, in an effort to treat musculoskeletal pain and other conditions. Licensing requirements for chiropractors differ between states.

    Specialty: Chiropractor

    Common Name: Chiropractor

  • Clinical Neurophysiologist

    A certification by the Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; practitioners are certified in Psychiatry or Neurology and have completed additional training in the use of tests of nerve and brain activity, such as electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and electroencephalography (EEG).

    Specialty: Neurophysiology, Clinical , Clinical Neurophysiology

    Common Name: Neurophysiologic Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Pathologist

    A certification by the Board of Pathology. The clinical pathology specialty encompasses all aspects of laboratory testing. In these areas, the pathologist acts as a consultant to the clinician, defining appropriate tests and interpreting their results. After diagnosis, many tests are performed repeatedly to assess progress of the disease and response to treatment.

    Specialty: Clinical Pathology

  • Colorectal Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Practitioners treat various diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, anal canal and perianal area by medical and surgical means. They also deal surgically with other organs and tissues (such as the liver, urinary and female reproductive systems) involved with primary intestinal disease.

    Specialty: Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Cosmetic Surgeon

    Cosmetic surgeons perform operations and procedures to enhance the appearance of the body, to counter the effects of aging or injury. Most practitioners are trained in a primary surgery specialty and have completed additional training in plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery.

    Specialty: Cosmetic Surgery

    Common Name: Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Craniofacial Surgeon

    Craniofacial surgeons specialize in the surgical repair and treatment of deformities of the bones of the face, jaw, and skull. Craniofacial surgeons are board-certified in Otolaryngology (ENT), Plastic Surgery, or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and have completed additional training in craniofacial surgery.

    Specialty: Craniofacial Surgery

    Common Name: Craniofacial Surgeon

  • Critical Care Anesthesiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Anesthesiology. Practitioners are trained in the care of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs), who may require life support and advanced medical testing and treatment.

    Specialty: Critical Care - Anesthesiology

    Common Name: Critical Care Anesthesiologist

  • Critical Care Pediatrician

    A certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners are trained in the care of critically ill children in intensive care units (ICUs) who may require life support and specialized medical treatments.

    Specialty: Critical Care - Pediatric

    Common Name: Children's Intensive Care Doctor

  • Critical Care Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, or Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics (see Pediatric Critical Care). Practitioners manage life-threatening disorders in intensive care units (ICU), critical care units, and other hospital settings.

    Specialty: Critical Care Medicine

    Common Name: Intensive Care Doctor

  • Critical Care Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Surgery. Practitioners are trained in the management of critically ill patients before and after major surgery.

    Specialty: Surgical Critical Care , Critical Care Surgery

  • Cytopathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Cytopathology involves the examination of individual cells to aid in disease detection.

    Specialty: Cytopathology

  • Dermatologic Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Dermatology. Practitioners treat children and adults with disorders of the skin. All dermatologists are trained in performing minor surgery; some have additional training or specialized skills in performing specific surgical procedures.

    Specialty: Dermatologic Surgery

  • Dermatologist

    A certification by the Board of Dermatology. Practitioners treat pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the skin, mouth, hair, and nails as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. They also have expertise in the care of normal skin, the prevention of skin diseases and cancers, and in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss and scars.

    Specialty: Dermatology

    Common Name: Skin Doctor

  • Dermatopathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Boards of Dermatology and Pathology. Practitioners are experts in the microscopic diagnosis of diseases of the skin, including infectious, immunologic, degenerative, and neoplastic diseases. This entails the examination and interpretation of specially prepared tissue sections, cellular scrapings, and smears of skin lesions by means of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and fluorescence microscopy.

    Specialty: Dermatopathology

    Common Name: Skin Pathologist

  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners have a special interest in the developmental, learning, and behavioral problems of children and in the support of parents and children during normal development and illness.

    Specialty: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Diabetologist

    Various health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, and counselors, may specialize in various aspects of the treatment of diabetes. Diabetology is not a formally recognized medical specialty, but practitioners may have advanced training, skills, or experience.

    Specialty: Diabetes , Diabetology

  • Diagnostic Laboratory Immunologist

    Physicians trained in Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory administration are skilled in the application and interpretation of tests of immune cells (white blood cells), antibodies, and the body's response to infections.

    Specialty: Im - Diagnostic Lab Immunology , Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory

  • Diagnostic Radiologist

    A certification by the Board of Radiology. These specialists use all manner of radiant energy in medical diagnoses and in therapeutic procedures using radiologic guidance. This includes, but is not restricted to, imaging techniques using radiation emitted by X-ray tubes, radionuclides, ultrasonographic devices, and the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by atoms.

    Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

  • Ear Doctor

    See Otologist/Neurotologist

  • Ear, Nose, Throat Doctor

    See Otolaryngologist

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

    A certification by the Board of Emergency Medicine. Practitioners are focused on the immediate decision-making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability. It is primarily hospital emergency department based, but with extensive pre-hospital responsibilities for emergency medical systems. The emergency doctor provides immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of patients in response to acute illness and injury.

    Specialty: Emergency Medicine

    Common Name: ER Doctor

  • Endocrinologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners treat disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. Endocrinology also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.

    Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

  • End-of-Life Care Doctor

    See Palliative Care Physician

  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiologist

    Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiologists diagnose and treat strokes and other problems involving blood vessels in the brain. They do this by advancing catheters with tiny tools through the body's blood vessels. Practitioners are board-certified in Neurosurgery and have completed additional training in invasive endovascular procedures.

    Specialty: Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Neuro Surg) , Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (Neurosurgery)

  • ENT Sleep Specialist

    Specialty: Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

  • Epidemiologist

    Epidemiologists analyze data about groups of people in order to better understand patterns of disease and health risks. Epidemiologists have advanced training or education in statistical analysis. A medical degree and board certification are not required.

    Specialty: Epidemiology

  • Epileptologist

    Epileptologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders. Epileptologists generally hold board certification in Neurology, Neurosurgery, or Pediatric Neurology and have completed additional training in the care of epilepsy and seizures.

    Specialty: Epileptologist , Epileptology

  • Eye Doctor

    See Ophthalmologist

  • Facial Plastic Surgeon

    A specialty certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology. Practitioners specialize in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and repair of developmental, congenital, and acquired deformities of the mouth and face, including the entire area of the head and neck.

    Specialty: Facial Plastic Surgery

    Common Name: Facial Plastic Surgeon

  • Family Physician

    A certification by the Board of Family Practice; practitioners prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages, placing special emphasis on the care of families on a continuing basis. They have received a broad range of training that includes surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and geriatrics.

    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Common Name: Family Doctor

  • Female Cancer Doctor

    See Gynecologic Oncologist

  • Fertility Doctor

    See Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Foot Doctor

    See Podiatrist

  • Forensic Pathologist

    A subspecialty certification of Pathology; also called Medical Examiners, practitioners specialize in performing autopsies to investigate unexpected or suspicious deaths and determine the causes.

    Specialty: Forensic Pathology

  • Forensic Psychiatrist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners require special skills in knowledge and evaluation of sexual disorders, antisocial personality disorders, paranoid disorders, and addictive disorders. The forensic psychiatrist requires special skills and training in using information such as police reports, interviews with relatives and witnesses, and careful review of prior medical records. The forensic psychiatrist who performs evaluations requiring reports and testimony also must be familiar with certain legal concepts and structures. These include the organization and structure of the judicial system, statutory, case, and administrative law, rules of evidence, specific case law relevant to mental disorders in the practice of psychiatry, and the organization and operation of the legislative process.

    Specialty: Forensic Psychiatry

  • Gastroenterologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners focus on the stomach, intestines, colon, liver, and gallbladder (digestive organs). Gastroenterologists treat conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice. They consult with surgeons when abdominal operations are needed.

    Specialty: Gastroenterology

    Common Name: GI Doctor

  • General Practitioner

    Practitioners have not specialized and are not certified by a Board. They are qualified to diagnose and treat general medical and surgical conditions in all body systems and regions in people of all age groups.

    Specialty: General Practice

    Common Name: General Doctor

  • General Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Surgery. Practitioners manage a wide range of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. Surgeons provide the diagnosis and the care to patients before, during, and after surgery. They are usually responsible for the comprehensive management of trauma victims and the critically ill. Surgeons have special knowledge and skills in birth defects, tumors, infections, and metabolic problems relating to the head and neck, breast, abdomen, extremities including the hand, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems. General surgeons are expected to be familiar with the most relevant features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist.

    Specialty: General Surgery , Surgery

  • Geriatric Psychiatrist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners are skilled in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness among the elderly.

    Specialty: Psychiatry, Geriatric , Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Geriatrician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners are trained in the care of elderly adults. Their specific goals are maximizing cognitive (thinking) function, independence, and mobility while minimizing side effects of medications.

    Specialty: Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

  • Gynecologic Oncologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Practitioners provide consultation and comprehensive management of patients with gynecologic cancer.

    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

    Common Name: Female Cancer Doctor

  • Gynecologist

    A clinical focus of doctors who practice Obstetrics and Gynecology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the female reproductive system.

    Specialty: Gynecology

    Common Name: Gynecology

  • Hand Surgeon

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery or General Surgery. Practitioners focus on diagnosis, preservation, and restoration of all structures directly affecting the hand and wrist by medical, surgical, and rehabilitative means.

    Specialty: Hand Surgery

  • Head & Neck Plastic Surgeon

    A subspecialty certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology or the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Practitioners deal with the repair and reconstruction of defects of form and function of the head and neck, including aesthetic surgery of structures with undesirable form.

    Specialty: Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck , Plastic Surgery - Head & Neck

    Common Name: Head & Neck Plastic Surgeon

  • Heart Doctor

    See Cardiologist

  • Hematologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Hematologists treat diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma. They perform special types of transfusions and biopsy the bone marrow for analysis.

    Specialty: Hematology

    Common Name: Blood Doctor

  • Hematologist-Oncologist

    A dual subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners have expertise in blood diseases and cancer. The Hematologist/Oncologist treats diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and thymus) as well as neoplastic diseases arising in any organ system.

    Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

    Common Name: Blood and Cancer Doctor

  • Holistic Medicine Practitioner

    Holistic Medicine practitioners often provide traditional medical care integrated with alternative and complementary therapies with the goal of treating a person's mind, spirit, and body. Holistic Medicine certification is offered by alternative medical societies outside traditional medicine.

    Specialty: Holistic Medicine

  • Immunologist

    Immunologists specialize in disorders of the immune system, which can include scientific research and/or medical diagnosis and treatment. Physician immunologists are usually board-certified by the Board of Allergy and Immunology.

    Specialty: Immunology

  • Infectious Disease Specialist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners deal with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. They also often diagnose and treat AIDS patients and patients with fevers of unknown origin. These practitioners are also experts in preventive medicine and medical conditions associated with travel.

    Specialty: Infectious Disease

  • Intensive Care Doctor

    See Critical Care Physician

  • Internist

    A certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners provide long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common illnesses and complex problems for adolescents, adults, and the elderly. General internists are trained in primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and treatment of problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs. All internists are trained in the subspecialty areas of internal medicine including emergency internal medicine and critical care. Internists consult with surgeons when surgical management is indicated, and often act as consultants to other specialists.

    Specialty: Internal Medicine

  • Interventional Cardiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners have the special knowledge required of cardiologists to care for patients receiving cardiac interventional procedures. They are skilled in the techniques that improve coronary circulation and alleviate valvular stenosis (narrowing or blockage of the heart valves).

    Specialty: Interventional Cardiology

  • Kidney Doctor

    See Nephrologist

  • Legal Medicine

    Physicians who are also attorneys and specialize in legal aspects of health care and medicine practice Legal Medicine. Some may hold additional certification from other professional organizations.

    Specialty: Legal Medicine

  • Lung Doctor

    See Pulmonologist

  • Medical Geneticist

    A certification by the Board of Medical Genetics; practitioners work in association with a medical specialist, are affiliated with a clinical genetics program, or serve as a consultant to medical and dental specialists.

    Specialty: Genetics, Medical , Medical Genetics

  • Medical Microbiology Pathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Practitioners devote expertise to the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease. Viruses, bacteria, and fungi, as well as single-cell and larger parasites are identified and, where possible, tested for susceptibility to appropriate anti-microbial agents. This pathologist frequently acts as a consultant to: primary care doctors in the diagnosis and selection of therapy for patients with infectious disease; hospital quality assurance programs in the area of infection control; and hospital pharmacies in the area of antibiotic use.

    Specialty: Medical Microbiology

  • Medical Toxicologist

    Medical Toxicologists are doctors who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of poisonings and other toxic chemical or biologic exposures. Practitioners are board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine, and have completed additional training in Toxicology.

    Specialty: Emergency Medical Toxicology

  • Molecular Genetic Pathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Boards of Pathology and Medical Genetics. Practitioners have a working knowledge of molecular genetic procedures (such as DNA and RNA extraction), use diagnostic applications of molecular technologies in clinical settings, analyze and interpret molecular data, and compose diagnostic reports. They also design and carry out research projects aimed at understanding the molecular basis of disease and perform research aimed at applying basic research findings and molecular technologies towards a goal of improving patient care.

    Specialty: Molecular Genetic Pathology

  • Musculoskeletal Radiologist

    Specialty: Musculoskeletal Radiology

  • Neonatalogist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners treat or provide consultation on high-risk newborns, such as those born prematurely. This requires advanced knowledge in the obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus. Advanced knowledge of newborn adaptation is necessary to ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the fetal to newborn periods.

    Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    Common Name: Newborn Doctor

  • Nephrologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners treat disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral imbalance, dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function, and consultation with surgeons about kidney transplantation.

    Specialty: Nephrology

    Common Name: Kidney Doctor

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Pediatrician

    A subspecialty certification by the Boards of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners treat children with developmental delays, learning disorders (including those associated with visual and hearing impairment), mental retardation, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, and other chronic neurologic conditions. They provide medical consultation and education and assume leadership in the interdisciplinary care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. They also focus on the early identification of neurodevelopmental disabilities in infants and young children as well as changes that occur as the child with developmental disabilities grows up.

    Specialty: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • Neurologist

    A certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners focus on the diagnosis and treatment of disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures. The neurologist is often the primary doctor but also serves as a consultant to other doctors and may provide all levels of care, including the continuing care of outpatients and inpatients. The neurologist will often perform and interpret tests that relate to the nervous system or muscles.

    Specialty: Neurology

  • Neuromuscular Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Practitioners have specialized knowledge in the science, clinical evaluation, and management of neuromuscular disorders, which affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles. Some examples of neuromuscular disorders are multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).

    Specialty: Neuromuscular Medicine

    Common Name: Neuromuscular Physician

  • Neuropathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Practitioners are experts in the diagnosis of disease of the nervous system and skeletal muscles and functions as a consultant primarily to neurologists and neurosurgeons.

    Specialty: Neuropathology

  • Neurophysiologic Psychiatrist

    See Clinical Neurophysiologist

  • Neuropsychiatrist

    Specialty: Neuropsychiatry

  • Neuroradiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Radiology. Practitioners are trained in both imaging and interventional procedures to identify and treat disorders of the brain, spine and spinal cord, head, neck and sense organs in adults and children. These subspecialists are expert diagnostic and therapeutic consultants and practitioners.

    Specialty: Neuroradiology

  • Neurosurgeon

    A certification by the Board of Neurological Surgery; Neurosurgeons are skilled in the diagnosis and surgical management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

    Specialty: Surgery , Neurological , Neurological Surgery

    Common Name: Brain Surgeon

  • Nuclear Cardiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Nuclear Medicine. Practitioners use noninvasive techniques to assess blood flow to the heart muscle, evaluate the pumping function of the heart, and visualize the size and location of a heart attack.

    Specialty: Nuclear Cardiology

    Common Name: Nuclear Cardiologist

  • Nuclear Medicine Physician

    A certification by the Board of Nuclear Medicine. Practitioners are skilled in the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioactive materials. This doctor also has special knowledge of the biologic effects of radiation exposure, the principles of radiation safety, and the care of patients who have been exposed to ionizing radiation. The nuclear medicine specialist serves as a consultant to doctors, obtaining necessary information from patients by means of history and physical examination and selecting and carrying out appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic uses of radiation.

    Specialty: Nuclear Medicine

  • Nuclear Radiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Radiology. It involves the analysis and imaging of radionuclides (radioactive atoms) and radiolabeled substances (radioactive atoms attached to other substances) for diagnosis. It also involves the administration of radionuclides and radiolabeled substances for the treatment of disease.

    Specialty: Nuclear Radiology

  • Nutritionist

    Specialty: Nutrition

  • Obstetrician-Gynecologist

    A certification by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Practitioners provide medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders. Their training allows them to serve as consultants to other doctors and as primary doctors for women.

    Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Common Name: Ob/Gyn, Ob-Gyn

  • Obstetrics-Gynecology Critical Care

    Specialty: Obstetrics/gyn Critical Care

  • Occupational Medicine Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Preventive Medicine. Practitioners focus on the relationships between the physical and chemical environments of the workplace, the health of workers, the arrangement of the workplace, and the ability to perform work.

    Specialty: Occupational Medicine

  • Oncologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. They decide on and administer chemotherapy as well as consult with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.

    Specialty: Medical Oncology

    Common Name: Cancer Doctor

  • Ophthalmologist

    A certification by the Board of Ophthalmology. Practitioners provide comprehensive eye and vision care. They are trained to diagnose, monitor, and medically or surgically treat all eyelid and orbital problems affecting the eye and visual pathways and to diagnose, monitor and treat all eye and visual disorders. They often prescribe vision services (glasses and contact lenses) as well as serve as a consultant to doctors and other professionals.

    Specialty: Ophthalmology

    Common Name: Eye Doctor

  • Optometrist

    The practice of examining people's eyes to diagnose vision problems. Optometrists also test depth and color perception and the ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, test for glaucoma and other eye diseases and the diagnosis of conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Optometrists refer patients to other health practitioners as needed.

    Specialty: Optometry

    Common Name: Optometrist

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    The specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

    Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Common Name: Oral Surgeon

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physician

    Specialty: Orthopedic Sports Medicine , Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Practitioners focus on the investigation, preservation, and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means. Problems cared for by the orthopaedic surgeon include birth defects, trauma, infections, tumors, and metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system.

    Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Common Name: Orthopaedist

  • Orthopedic Surgical Oncologist

    Specialty: Orthopedic Musculo Oncology

  • Osteopathic Physician

    A specialty certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromuskuloskeletal Medicine emphasizing in-depth application of the osteopathic philosophy. The specialty involves proficiency in osteopathic diagnosis and treatment (a manual medical procedure that involves putting joints and tissues through a range of motion).

    Specialty: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    Common Name: Osteopath

  • Otolaryngologist

    A certification by the Board of Otolaryngology. Practitioners provide comprehensive medical and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems (nose, mouth and throat), and related structures.

    Specialty: Otolaryngology

    Common Name: Ear, Nose, Throat Doctor

  • Otologist/Neurotologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Otolaryngology. Practitioners are concerned with the function and diseases of the ear.

    Specialty: Neurotology

    Common Name: Ear Doctor

  • Pain Medicine Physician

    Specialty: Pain Management

  • Palliative Care Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Surgery, or Obstetrics & Gynecology. Practitioners focus on relieving the suffering of patients and their families, responding to the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of life-limiting illness, and helping families and health care teams deal with ethically difficult choices.

    Specialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Common Name: End-of-Life Care Doctor

  • Pediatric Allergist, Pediatric Immunologist

    a subspecialty certification of the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases, including asthma, hay fever, hives, eczema, and drug and food allergies.

    Specialty: Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

    Common Name: Pediatric Allergist

  • Pediatric Anesthesiologist

    Specialty: Pediatric Anesthesiology

    Common Name: Children's Anesthesiologist

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

    Surgeons who specialize in the repair or surgical treatment of developmental problems in the organs of the chest (congenital or birth defects of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, and chest cavity). Practitioners are board-certified in a primary surgical specialty and have completed additional training and testing in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

    Specialty: Congenital Cardiac Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)

    Common Name: Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

  • Pediatric Cardiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners provide comprehensive care from fetal life to young adulthood to patients with cardiovascular problems.

    Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology

    Common Name: Children's Heart Doctor

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    Specialty: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Pediatric Dermatologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Dermatology. Practitioners provide prevention, diagnosis, and comprehensive management of skin disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. These subspecialists assure optimal care for pediatric patients with unusual or difficult-to-treat skin disorders. They participate in the management of pediatric patients with multi-system disease, further basic and clinical investigation, and instruct medical students and doctors in the skin disorders of this age group.

    Specialty: Pediatric Dermatology

    Common Name: Children's Skin Doctor

  • Pediatric Diagnostic Laboratory Immunologist

    Specialty: Pediatrics/diag Lab Immunology , Pediatrics Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory

  • Pediatric Emergency Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine. Practitioners have special qualifications to manage emergency care for infants and children. Pediatric emergency medicine requires knowledge of the technological advances in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric emergencies, enhanced by the broad understanding of child health and development, which evolves with additional training in pediatric emergencies and experience with children and their families.

    Specialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Common Name: Children's ER Doctor

  • Pediatric Endocrinologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners care for infants, children, and adolescents who have diseases that result from an abnormality in the endocrine glands (which secrete hormones). These diseases include diabetes, growth failure, unusual size for age, early or late pubertal development, birth defects, thyroid disorders and disorders of the adrenal and pituitary glands.

    Specialty: Pediatric Endocrinology

    Common Name: Children's Endocrinologist

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners understand disorders of the digestive systems of infants, children, and adolescents. They have achieved competence in the clinical diagnosis and medical treatment of these disorders and are able to select, perform, and evaluate procedures necessary for assessment of gastrointestinal diseases.

    Specialty: Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Common Name: Children's GI Doctor

  • Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners have three interrelated characteristics. First, they are educated in the growth and development of normal children from birth to adulthood as well as in the identification and treatment of disease in these age groups. Second, these doctors have knowledge and understanding of hematologic (blood disorders) and oncologic (cancerous) diseases. Third, they combine their knowledge of general pediatrics and of hematology and oncology.

    Specialty: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    Common Name: Children's Blood and Cancer Doctor

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners care for children and spend most of their professional time and skills on treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, as well as provide routine health care. The pediatric infectious disease subspecialist also participates in the process regarding recommendations for inoculations to prevent infectious disease.

    Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

  • Pediatric Intensivist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners have special competence in advanced life support for children from the term or near-term neonate to the adolescent. This competence extends to the management of life-threatening organ system failure and to the support of vital physiological functions. This provider also coordinates the multitude of treatment plans prescribed for the patient by other doctors and has the responsibility to coordinate and order the priority of health care services provided by the Intensive Care Unit.

    Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Pediatric Medical Toxicologist

    Specialty: Pediatric Medical Toxicology

  • Pediatric Nephrologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners care for children from fetal life to young adulthood, focusing on the normal and abnormal development of the kidney and the urinary tract. They also deal with the mechanisms by which the kidney can be damaged, the evaluation and treatment of kidney diseases, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, hypertension, and renal replacement therapy.

    Specialty: Pediatric Nephrology

    Common Name: Children's Kidney Doctor

  • Pediatric Neurologist

    A certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners are trained in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders of the newborn infant, early childhood, and adolescence.

    Specialty: Child Neurology

    Common Name: Child Neurologist

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon

    Specialty: Pediatric Neurological Surgery

  • Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    Specialty: Ophthalmology/pediatrics , Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Common Name: Children's Eye Doctor

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialty: Orthopedic Pediatric Surgery , Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist

    Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), A subspecialty certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology, practitioners are qualified to provide diagnosis and surgical and/or medical treatment to children and adolescents with disorders in the head and neck region (otorhinolaryngological disorders).

    Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Common Name: Pediatric Otolaryngologist

  • Pediatric Pathologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Practitioners are skilled in the laboratory diagnosis of diseases that occur during fetal growth and infant and childhood development. This specialty requires a strong foundation in general pathology and substantial understanding of normal growth and development, along with extensive knowledge of pediatric medicine. The pediatric pathologist is a consultant to pediatricians and all doctors involved in the care of infants and children.

    Specialty: Pediatric Pathology

  • Pediatric Physiatrist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Practitioners use an interdisciplinary approach toward the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children with inherited and childhood-onset physical impairments, with an understanding of the life course of disability.

    Specialty: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

    Common Name: Children's Rehab Doctor

  • Pediatric Pulmonologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of all respiratory diseases affecting infants, children, and young adults.

    Specialty: Pediatric Pulmonology

    Common Name: Children's Lung Doctor

  • Pediatric Radiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners care for children using all types of radiant energy in medical diagnoses and in therapeutic procedures using radiologic guidance.

    Specialty: Pediatric Radiology

  • Pediatric Rheumatologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners treat the infant, child, or adolescent with rheumatic disease (causing painful disability in the muscles, tendons, bones, joints or nerves). They also participate in the prevention, understanding, and treatment of the various rheumatic disorders and promote understanding of the basic mechanisms of the disease in the interrelated areas of immunology, genetics, inflammation, and infectious diseases.

    Specialty: Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Pediatric Sleep Physician

    Specialty: Sleep Medicine (Pediatrics)

    Common Name: Children's Sleep Doctor

  • Pediatric Surgeon

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Surgery. Practitioners are skilled in the management of surgical conditions in premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents.

    Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

    Common Name: Children's Surgeon

  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners are trained pediatric gastroenterologists who provide pre-, peri- and post-operative care to liver transplant patients.

    Specialty: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

    Common Name: Pediatric Liver Transplant

  • Pediatric Urologist

    A subspecialty certification by the American Board of Urology. Practitioners are also known as genitourinary surgeons. They have special expertise in treating the disorders of children's genitourinary systems. Pediatric urologists provide care for boys and girls ranging from birth to early adult age. The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination and testes.

    Specialty: Pediatric Urology

    Common Name: Pediatric Urologist

  • Pediatrician

    A certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners are concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Pediatric care encompasses a wide range of health services, from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. The pediatrician understands the constantly changing status of his/her patients due to growth and development and the consequent changing standards of normal for age.

    Specialty: Pediatrics

    Common Name: Children's Doctor

  • Pharmaceutical Medicine

    Specialty: Pharmaceutical Medicine

  • Pharmacologist

    Specialty: Pharmacology - Clinical

  • Phlebologist

    Specialty: Phlebology

  • Physiatrist

    Specialty: Neuromuscular Medicine (Physical Med & Rehab) , Neuromuscular Medicine (Physical Medicine & Rehab)

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor

    A certification by the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Practitioners focus on diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with impairments or disabilities that involve musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiovascular, or other body systems. Their primary concern is maximal restoration of function and the alleviation of pain.

    Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Common Name: Rehabilitation Doctor, Rehab Doctor

  • Plastic Surgeon

    A certification by the Board of Plastic Surgery. Practitioners deal with the repair and reconstruction of defects of form and function of the skin and its underlying systems, with emphasis on the head and neck, the upper and lower limbs, the breast, and the external genitalia. It includes aesthetic surgery of structures with undesirable form.

    Specialty: Plastic Surgery

  • Podiatrist

    A physician specialty; practitioners diagnose and treat the disorders of the foot.

    Specialty: Podiatric Medicine

    Common Name: Foot Doctor

  • Preventive Medical Toxicologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Preventive Medicine. Practitioners are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of poisonings and other injuries due to exposure to chemicals, biologic agents, or radiation.

    Specialty: Preventive Medical Toxicology

  • Preventive Medicine Physician

    A certification by the Board of Preventive Medicine. Practitioners focus on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability and premature death. In addition to the knowledge and skills common to all physicians, the distinctive components of Preventive Medicine include, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Administration, environmental and occupational influences on health, social and behavioral influences on health and measures that prevent the occurrence, progression, and disabling effects of disease or injury.

    Specialty: Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

  • Proctologist

    A specialty certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Proctology. Practitioners are trained in the treatment of diseases and conditions originating within or affecting the anus, rectum, perianal and perirectal areas, and related or complicating conditions not including the use of major surgery.

    Specialty: Proctology

    Common Name: Proctologist

  • Psychiatrist

    A certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners are skilled in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. They are trained to understand the biological, psychological, and social components of illness. Psychiatrists are qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and prescribe medication, as well as to evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems. They are also prepared to intervene with individuals and families who are coping with stress, crises, and other problems in living.

    Specialty: Psychiatry

  • Psychoanalyst

    Specialty: Psychoanalysis

  • Psychologist

    Specialty: Psychologist , Psychology

  • Psychosomatic Specialist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners provide treatment and care to medically ill patients in specialized settings like intensive care units, transplant programs, dialysis centers, and burn units.

    Specialty: Psychosomatic Medicine

    Common Name: Psychosomatic Medicine

  • Pulmonologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners focus on diseases of the lungs and airways. Pulmonologists diagnose and treat pneumonia, cancer, asthma, occupational diseases, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs. They evaluate lung function, examine the bronchial airways, and prescribe and monitor mechanical ventilation. Many pulmonary disease experts are also experts in critical care.

    Specialty: Pulmonary Disease

    Common Name: Lung Doctor

  • Radiation Oncologist

    A certification by the Board of Radiology. Radiation oncology deals with the therapeutic applications of radiant energy and its modifiers and the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.

    Specialty: Radiation Oncology

  • Radiological Physicist

    A certification by the Board of Radiology. The practice of radiological physics includes therapeutic radiological physics, diagnostic radiological physics, and medical nuclear physics, including radiation safety.

    Specialty: Radiological Physics

  • Radiologist

    Specialty: Radiology

  • Rehabilitation Doctor, Rehab Doctor

    See Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor

  • Reproductive Endocrinologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Practitioners are capable of managing complex problems relating to the hormonal issues of reproduction and infertility.

    Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology

    Common Name: Fertility Doctor

  • Rheumatologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine. Practitioners treat diseases of the joints, muscles, bones, and tendons. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, etc. They may work closely with other specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists.

    Specialty: Rheumatology

  • Skin Doctor

    See Dermatologist

  • Skin Pathologist

    See Dermatopathologist

  • Sleep Specialist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, or Psychiatry and Neurology. Practitioners are trained in the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions that occur during sleep.

    Specialty: Sleep Medicine

    Common Name: Sleep Medicine

  • Spinal Cord Injury Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Practitioners address the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic diseases of the nervous system (such as multiple sclerosis), including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of related disabilities and complications.

    Specialty: Spinal Cord Injury , Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

  • Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery Of Spine

  • Sports Medicine Pediatrician

    Specialty: Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. Practitioners are responsible for continuous care in sports medicine, not only the enhancement of health and fitness but the prevention of injury and illness. Knowledge about the special areas of medicine, such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation and epidemiology, are essential to the practice of sports medicine.

    Specialty: Sports Medicine

  • Surgical Oncologist

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology

  • Thoracic Surgeon

    Specialty: Thoracic Surgery - Integrated

  • Transfusion Medicine-Blood Banking Specialist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pathology. Responsibilities include monitoring the use of blood within the hospital, tracing the causes of transfusion reactions, testing for determinants of tissue compatibility that permit bone marrow and other transplants, and serving as a consultant to plan appropriate therapy for a wide variety of conditions.

    Specialty: Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

  • Transplant Surgeon

    Specialty: Transplant Surgery

  • Trauma Surgeon

    Specialty: Traumatic Surgery , Trauma Surgery

  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Preventive Medicine. Practitioners treat decompression illness and diving accident cases. They use hyperbaric (high pressure) oxygen therapy to treat such conditions as carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non-healing wounds, tissue damage from radiation and burns, and bone infections. These specialists also provide consultation to other doctors in all aspects of hyperbaric chamber operations. They assess risks and take measures to prevent disease and disability in divers and other people working in altered atmospheric conditions.

    Specialty: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Urgent Care Physician

    Specialty: Urgent Care Medicine

  • Urologist

    A certification by the Board of Urology. Urologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of problems of the urinary system in men and women and the reproductive system in men. Urologists are trained in both surgical and medical (nonsurgical) treatment methods.

    Specialty: Urology , Urological Surgery

  • Vascular Interventional Radiologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Radiology. Practitioners have completed Diagnostic Radiology training and have completed additional training in performing invasive procedures within blood vessels.

    Specialty: Vascular & Interventional Rad , Vascular & Interventional Radiology

  • Vascular Medicine Physician

    Specialty: Vascular Medicine

  • Vascular Neurologist

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Practitioners are neurologists who have additional training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of strokes and other vascular diseases of the nervous system.

    Specialty: Neurology, Vascular , Vascular Neurology

    Common Name: Vascular Neurology

  • Vascular Surgeon

    A subspecialty certification by the Board of Surgery. Practitioners are skilled in the management of surgical disorders of those blood vessels not immediately adjacent to the heart, lungs, or brain.

    Specialty: Vascular Surgery

    Common Name: Blood Vessel Surgeon

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