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Specialty Glossary

Allergy and Immunology: The evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions and diseases of the immune system.
Anesthesiology: The administration of anesthesia.
Audiology: The testing and evaluation for hearing disorders.
Cardiovascular Disease: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases relating to the heart and blood vessels.
Cardiovascular Surgery: Specializing in surgical treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Chiropractor: Chiropractic care is used primarily for neuro-musculoskeletel disorders and related conditions including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, and headaches. The principle therapeutic procedure is spinal manipulation (also called chiropractic adjustment). This consists of a manual application of controlled force into joints, to improve functional status and relieve pain.
Colon/Rectal Surgery: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the intestinal tract, i.e. colon, rectum, anal and perianal area by medical and surgical means.
Counselor/Social Worker: Advice and guidance to assist patients and families in resource utilization and therapeutic intervention.
Critical Care Medicine: The diagnosis, treatment, and management of life-threatening disorders in intensive care units and other hospital settings.
Dermatology: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the skin, and related systemic diseases.
Emergency Medicine: The treatment of diseases and conditions that demand immediate decision making/action to prevent death or any further disability, usually in a hospital emergency room.
Endocrinology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands (endocrine glands), i.e. conditions including diabetes, metabolism and nutrition.
Family Practice: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a broad range of conditions in patients of all ages.
Gastroenterology: The treatment of conditions involving the function and disorders of the stomach and intestines.
General Surgery: The surgical treatment of a broad range of conditions affecting almost any area of the body.
Genetics: The diagnosis and treatment of genetic-linked diseases.
Geriatrics: The prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders common to the elderly.
Gynecological Oncology: The diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer.
Gynecology: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
Hand Surgery: The restoration by medical, surgical, and rehabilitative means of all structures directly affecting the form and function of the hand and wrist.
Hematology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues.
Hematology/Oncology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues, and the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancer.
Infectious Disease: The diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic infections.
Internal Medicine: The diagnosis and treatment of both common illnesses and complex problems for adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Maternal & Fetal Medicine: The diagnosis and treatment of complications in pregnancy.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders in newborn infants.
Nephrology: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases or disorders of the kidneys.
Neurology: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases or disorders of the central nervous system.
Neurosurgery: Specializing in surgical treatment of the nervous system.
Nuclear Medicine: The diagnosis and treatment of metabolic, physiologic, and pathologic conditions using nuclear modalities.
Nurse Anesthetist: A certified registered nurse anesthetist provides the administration of anesthesia.
Nurse Midwives: The care of mothers and babies throughout pregnancy and childbirth by a certified registered nurse midwife.
Obstetrics: Management and care of pregnancy and childbirth.
Obstetrics/Gynecology: Management and care of pregnancy and childbirth; the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
Occupational Medicine: The evaluation, restoration, and development of the self-care, work, play, and leisure time performance skills of well and disabled patients of all ages.
Oncology: The diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors.
Ophthalmology: The diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, and including the evaluation of vision and prescription of lenses for visual problems.
Optometry: The examination and evaluation of the visual capacity of the eyes, to include the prescription of corrective lenses.
Orthopaedic Surgery: The preservation, restoration and development of the form and function of the extremities, and related structures by medical, surgical, and physical means.
Otorhinolaryngology: The diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and larynx by medical and surgical means.
Pain Management: The diagnosis and management of painful disorders.
Pathology: The laboratory study of body tissue and fluids to diagnose disease.
Pediatric Adolescent Medicine: The multidisciplinary health care of adolescents.
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology: The evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions and diseases of the immune system in children.
Pediatric Cardiology: The diagnosis and treatment of disease or conditions of the heart and blood vessels in children.
Pediatric Critical Care: The diagnosis, treatment and management of life-threatening disorders in children.
Pediatric Endocrinology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the internal glands and conditions including diabetes, metabolism and nutrition in children.
Pediatric Gastroenterology: The treatment of conditions involving the function and disorders of the stomach and intestines in children.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues, and the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancer in children.
Pediatric Infectious Disease: The diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic infections in children.
Pediatric Nephrology: The diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys in children.
Pediatric Pulmonology: The prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases affecting infants and children.
Pediatric Rheumatology: The diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases and disorders in children.
Pediatric Surgery: Surgical treatment of conditions in premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents.
Pediatrics: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of children.
Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation: The diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of impairments and/or disabilities of the musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiovascular or other body systems.
Plastic Surgery: Surgery concerned with the restoration, reconstruction, correction, or improvement in the shape and appearance of body structures that are defective, damaged, or misshapened by injury, disease, or growth and development.
Podiatry: The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions and disorders of the feet.
Preventive Medicine: The care of individuals and populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and premature death.
Psychiatrist: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders.
Psychiatry - Child & Adolescent: The diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders of children and adolescents.
Psychiatry- Geriatrics: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders of the elderly.
Psychology - Clinical: The diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional conditions.
Pulmonolgy: The prevention and treatment of respiratory disease.
Radiation Oncology: The utilization of radiation in the treatment of all types of cancer and malignant tumors.
Radiology: The use of x-rays and radioactive materials to diagnose disease and injury.
Reproductive Endocrinology: The management of conditions relating to the internal glands, the reproductive system, and infertility.
Rheumatology: The diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases and disorders.
Speech Language Pathology: Evaluation and enhancement of communicative skills of children and adults with language and speech impairments.
Sports Medicine: The enhancement of health and fitness and the prevention of injury and illness of the individual engaged in physical exercise.
Surgical Critical Care: The surgical treatment of the critically ill, in life-threatening disorder or conditions, intensive care units and other hospital settings.
Thoracic Surgery: The surgical treatment of diseases of the chest cavity.
Urgent Care: Care of conditions and diseases that require immediate/urgent care but are not life-threatening emergencies.
Urology: The diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system.
Vascular Surgery: The diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the blood vessels.