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Medical terms

chapter 5 Davi-Ellen Chabner medical specialists

anesthesiology administration of agents capable of bringing about a loss of sensation
dermatology diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders
emergency medicine care of patients that requires sudden and immediate action
family practice primary care of all members of the family on a continuing basis
internal medicine diagnosis and treatment of usually complex, nonsurgical disorders in adults
ophthalmology diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders
pathology diagnosis of the cause and nature of disease
pediatrics diagnosis and treatment of children's disorders
psychiatry diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mind
radiology diagnosis using x-ray studies including ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
surgery Treatment by manual (SURG- means hand) or operative methods
allergist treatment of hypersensitivity reactions
anesthesiologist administration of agents to prevent pain and unpleasant awareness during surgical and other procedures
cardiologist treatment of heart disease
cardiovascular surgeon surgery on the heart and blood vessels
colorectal surgeon surgery on the colon and rectum
dermatologist treatment of skin disorders
emergency practitioner immediate evaluation and treatment of acute injury and illness in a hospital setting
endocrinologist treatment of endocrine gland disorders
family practitioner primary care treatment for families on a continuing basis
gastroenterologist treatment of stomach and intestinal disorders
geriatrician treatment of diseases of old age
gynecologist surgery and treatment for diseases of the female reproductive system
hematologist treatment of blood disorders
hospitalist general medical care of hospitalized patients
infectious disease specialist treatment of diseases caused by microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, others)
internist adult comprehensive care in office of hospital setting
nephrologist treatment of kidney diseases
neurologist treatment of kidney disorders
neurosurgeon surgery on the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
obstetrician treatment of pregnant women; delivery of babies
oncologist diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign tumors
ophthalmologist surgical and medical treatment of eye disorders
orthopedist surgical treatment of bone, muscle, and joint conditions
otolaryngologist surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders
pathologist diagnosis of disease by analysis of cells
pediatrician treatment of diseases of children
physiatrist treatment to restore function after injury or illness; physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist
psychiatrist treatment of mental disorders
pulmonologist treatment of lung diseases
radiologist examination of x-ray images for diagnosis; interpretation of ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine studies
radiation oncologist treatment of disease with high-energy radiation
rheumatologist treatment of systemic diseases affecting joints and muscles
thoracic surgeon surgery on chest organs
urologist surgery on the urinary tract and for treatment of male reproductive disorders
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