Science that studies the structure of the human body, as well as the relationships between the various organs within it
Health care and other measures to avoid delay or prevent disease or illness from occurring.
A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of patients through knowledge gained in the laboratory. A pathologist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells, and body fluids. Additionally, the pathologist derives information from clinical laboratory tests […]
A subspecialty of Internal Medicine or Family Practice with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient’s home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, […]
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart.
A subspecialty of Internal Medicine that concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
A professional specializing in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, emotional disturbances, and behavioral problems. Psychologists use talk therapy as treatment; you must see a psychiatrist or other medical doctor to be treated with medication. Psychologists may have a master’s degree (MA) or doctorate (Ph.D) in psychology. They may […]
A subspecialty physician trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the […]
A specialist trained in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with genetically linked diseases. This specialist uses modern cytogenetic, radiologic, and biochemical testing to assist in specialized genetic counseling, implements needed therapeutic interventions, and provides prevention through prenatal diagnosis. A medical geneticist plans and coordinates large scale screening programs for […]
Speech and language therapists diagnose and treat disorders of speech, voice and language, and problems with swallowing or feeding. If a total cure is not possible, they assist people to overcome or minimize the difficulties associated with these conditions and provide them with support. Although much of the work is […]
Radiation oncologists are specialists with training and experience in the treatment of cancer. They coordinate the care of cancer patients and, when needed, prescribe radiation and other anti-cancer drugs.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions.
A pediatrician who is the principal care provider for sick newborn infants. Clinical expertise is used for direct patient care and for consulting with obstetrical colleagues to plan for the care of mothers who have high-risk pregnancies.