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Nusing Arts

Nursing Arts - Classification of Physicians and Specialists #2

Treatment of diseases and injury with active interventions such as medical or surgical treatments. Graduate holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine. (MD) Allopathic Physician
A therapeutic approach to the practice of medicine but places greater emphasis on relationshios between organs and the musoculo-skeletal system. Graduate holds a degree of Doctor of Osteopathy. (DO) Osteopathic Physician
Study of the antigen reaction that produces pathological symptoms when exposed to otherwise harmless substances. Allergist
Study of the pharmacology, use, effects and functions of drugs which cause absence of sensation and the care of patients under anesthesia. Anesthesiologist
The study of the heart and its' functions. Cardiologist
The branch of medicine which deals with diseases of the skin. Dermatologist
Study of glands and their internal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations. Endocrinologist
The study of the disease of the alimentary tract from the mouth to anus, including stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Gastroenterologist
The study of the problems and processes of aging. Gerontologist
The branch of medicine dealing with female diseases, primarily the genital tract and reproductive organs. Gynecologist
The study of the diseases of the internal organs. Internist
The study of the eye and its' diseases Ophthalmologist
The science of medicine which deals with diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Otorhinolaryngologist
The scientific study of the alteration in blood and diseases they produce. Pathologist
The branch of medicine dealing with problems and diseases of young children. Pediatrician
The branch of medicine dealing with pregnancy, labor and the puerperim. (delivery and immediate post-partum period). Obstetrician
The scientific study of the nervous system, its functions, disorders and diseases. Neurologist
Branch of medicine which studies the genesis, diagnosis, preventions and treatment of emotional illness and mental disorders and the prescription of medications which treat these disorders. Psychiatrist
The scientific study of mental processes and behavior, which often includes psychologic testing. Psychologist
The branch of medical science dealing with the uses of radiant energy (x-rays) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Radiologist
The branch of medicine which treats diseases by operative methods. Surgeon
The branch of medicine dealing with the urinary systems of the female and genito-urinary tract of the male. Urologist
The branch of medicine dealing with the general overall health of patients of all ages. The practitioner does not specialize or limit his/her practice to any one specialty of medicine. Family Practice
The field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity. Bariatrics
The branch of medicine concerned with the study of malignancy and cancerous growths. Oncologist
A system of treating disease by manipulation of the vertebral column. They do not prescribe medication or preform surgery. Chiropractor
Area of study which qualifies the person to become licensed and to examine the eyes, determine the presence of vision problems, and prescribe conventional glasses, contact lenses, or microscopic devices. Optometrist
The scientific study and care of the feet. Graduate holds degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. (DPM) Podiatrists
Person skilled in grinding lenses, making eye glasses, and fitting them according to a prescription from an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Optician
The science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the musculo-skeletal system. Orthopedist
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