Family Practice physicians are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. They have received a broad range of training that includes surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. They place special emphasis on care of families on a continuing basis, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. They are able to apply modern techniques to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the vast majority of common illnesses and injuries.
A General Surgeon is a specialist prepared to manage a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The Surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients, and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of trauma victims and the critically ill.
Pediatrics is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.
Internal Medicine is a medical specialty dealing with the long-term, comprehensive management of both common and complex medical illnesses of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internal Medicine physicians offer an understanding of and effective treatment for disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, and mental health.
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology is the branch of medicine dealing with medical and surgical treatment of the head and neck, including the ears, nose, and throat, and specializing in tonsil adenoid conditions, thyroid conditions, skin cancers of the head and neck, sleep disorders, nasal obstructive conditions, diseases of the ears, hearing loss, and balance disorders.
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Podiatrists, also known as doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, arch problems, foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes, and ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections. To treat these problems, Podiatrists prescribe drugs, order physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also fit corrective inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strapping to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.
Obstetrics/Gynecology is a branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the management of pregnancy, labor, and the post-labor recovery period (Obstetrics) and with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system and the female genital tract (Gynecology).
A specialist in Urology is qualified to manage benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the adrenal gland and of the genitourinary system. Urologists have a comprehensive knowledge of skills in endoscopic, percutaneous, and open surgery of congenital and acquired conditions of the reproductive and urinary systems and their contiguous structures.
Cardiologists are doctors who treat diseases, disorders, and injuries involving the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology is a speciality in the field of internal medicine. Cardiologists examine patients and perform diagnostic tests to identify the nature of ailments. The next steps are determining, and conducting, the appropriate surgery or other medical procedure.