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MT Short Course Ch 5

Medical Specialist

allergist treats hypersensitivity reactions
anesthesiologist administration of agents for loss of sensation and pain
cardiologist treats heart conditions
cardiovascular surgeon surgery of heart and blood vessels
colorectal surgeon surgery of colon and rectum
dermatolgist treats disorders of the skin
endocrinologist treats disorders of the endocrine glands
family practitioner primary care of all ages
gastroenterologist treatment of stomach and intestinal disorders
gynecologist treats disorders of female reproductive system
geriatrician treatment of diseases of old age
hematologist treats blood disorders
infectious disease specialist treats diseases caused by microorganisms
internist comprehensive care for adults
nephrologist treatment of kidney disease
hepatologist treatment of liver disease
neurologist treatment of nerve disorders
neurosurgeon surgery on the brain, spinal cord and nerves
obstetrician treatment of pregnancy and delivery of babies
oncologist treatment of malignant and benign tumors
ophthalmologist treatment of the eye
orthopedist surgical treatment of bones, muscles and joints
otolaryngologist treatment of the ear, nose, and throat
pathologist diagnosis of disease by analysis of cells
pediatrician treatment of children
physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment to restore function after illness
psychiatrist treatment of mental disorders
radiologist exam and interpretation using x-ray, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine studies
radiation oncologist treatment of disease with high-energy radiation
rheumatologist treatment of joint and muscle disorders
thoracic surgeon surgery on organs of the chest
urologist treatment of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs
Created by: cskinner