Medical Core: Ch2 Medical Specialties

Allergist
specialist in diagnosing and treating conditions of altered immunologic reactivity (allergic reaction).
Anesthesiologist
a physician who specializes in administering anesthetic agents before and during surgery.
Bariatrics
is that branch of medicine concerned with the study of obesity.
Anesthetist
a person who is trained in administering anesthesia but who is not necessarily a physician, for example a nurse-“this”.
Cardiologist
specializing and treating abnormalities, diseases and disorders of the heart.
Chiropractor
holds a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and specializes in manipulative treatment of disorders originating from misalignment of the spine.
Dentist
holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of medical Dentistry (DDS) or Doctor of medical Dentistry (DMD) and specializing in diagnosing and treating disease and disorders of teeth an tissue of the oral cavity.
Dermatologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin.
Endocrinologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and malfunctions of glands of internal secretion.
Epidemiologist
specializes in the study of outbreaks of disease within a population group.
Family Practitioner
treats patients of all ages and centers around family units.
Gastroenterologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the stomach and intestine.
Gerontologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders, and problems associated with aging.
Gynecologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
Hematologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues.
Immunologist
specializes in the study of the immune systerm
Internist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the internal organs.
Neonatologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the newborn
Neurologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous systerm
Nephrologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the kidney.
Obstetrician
specializes in providing medical care to women during pregnancy, childbirth and immediately thereafter.
Oncologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders such as tumors and cancer.
Ophthalmologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the eye.
Optometrist
holds a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and specializes in measuring the accuracy of vision to determine if corrective lenses or eyeglasses are needed.
Orthopedist
aka Orthopedic surgeon, specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders involving the bones, joints and muscles.
Osteopathic physician
holds a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree and specializes in treating health problems by manipulation.
Otorhinolaryngologist
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
Parasitologist
specializes in the study of parasite
Pathologist
performs autopsies and specializes in the laboratory analysis of tissue samples to confirm or establish diagnosis.
Pediatrician
specializes in diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders and diseases of children.
Plastic Surgeon
specializes in the surgical restoration and reconstruction of the body structure.
Podiatrist
holds a Doctor of Podiatry (DP) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DMP) degree and specializes in diagnosing, treating and correcting disorders of the foot.
Proctologist
specializes in disorders of the rectum and anus.
Psychiatrist
hold a Medical Doctor (MD) degree and specializes in diagnosing and treating chemical dependencies, emotional problems, and mental illness.
Psychologist
holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), or lesser degree, and specializes in evaluating and treating emotional problems.
Radiologist
physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders with x-rays and other form of radiant energy.
Surgeon
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and deformities by operative methods. There are many sub specialties of surgery.
Urologist
Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the urinary system of females and the genitourinary system of males.
Histologist
specialist in the study of the organization of tissues at all levels.