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Chapter 5

Medical Terminology Chapter 5 Medical Specialist

TermDefinition
allergist treatment of hypersensitivity reactions
anesthesiologist administration of agents to prevent pain and unpleasant awareness during surgical and other procedures
cardiologist treatment of heart diseases
cardiovascular surgeon surgery on the heart and blood vessels
colorectal surgeon surgery on the colon and rectum
dermatologist treatment of skin disorders
emergency proctitioner immediate evaluation and treatment of acute injury and illness in the 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 systems
hematologist treatment of blood disorders
hospitalist general medical care of hospitalized patients
infectious disease specialist treatment of disease caused by microorganisms
internist adult comprehensive care in office of hospital setting
nephrologist treatment of kidney diseases
neurologist treatment of nerve disorders
neurosurgeon surgery on the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
obstetrician treatment of pregnancy 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 and illness; physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist
psychiatrist treatment of mental disorders
pulmonologist treatment of lung disease
radiologist examination of x-rays 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 of chest organs
urologist surgery on the urinary tract and for the treatment of male reproductive disorders
Created by: amcdoulett