Specialty Profile: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  Endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism address medical cases affecting the endocrine glands and metabolic functions. Often, patients who see endocrinologists suffer from hormonal disorders, which can affect their metabolism, fertility, and for younger individuals, their growth and development. Medical issues relating to this field include diabetes, hypothyroidism, infertility, obesity, and osteoporosis, among others. Those who […]

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Specialty Profile: Psychiatry

  Psychiatry is the medical specialty which deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of medical cases connected to mental disorders. Physicians specializing in psychiatry may treat anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and learning disorders, among other things. Most psychiatrists use a combination of medication and talk therapy to care […]

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Specialty Profile: Pain Medicine

  Pain medicine is the subspecialty of medicine that focuses on both acute and chronic pain that patients with a myriad of health concerns experience. It generally falls under anesthesiology or physical medicine and rehabilitation. Those who practice this type of medicine are referred to as pain medicine or pain management specialists. Many times, pain […]

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A physician with a specialty in urology addresses a medical issue with a patient.

Specialty Profile: Urology

  Urology is the medical specialty that addresses the disease and distress that patients experience with their urinary tract, which includes the adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, renal pelvis, urethra, and ureters. They also address issues that impact the male reproductive system. Medical cases requiring a consultation with a urologist may include cancers relating to the […]

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A specialist in allergy and immunology treating a patient

Specialty Profile: Allergy and Immunology

  Allergy and immunology is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing and managing disorders affecting a patient’s immune system. Common cases that fall within the specialty of allergy and immunology include asthma, sinusitis, pneumonitis, lung disease, dermatitis, certain deficiencies, and allergic reactions caused by food, drugs, or any other number of items. Because allergies are, […]

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A Radiologist giving an MRI

Specialty Profile: Radiology

  Radiology is the medical specialty that diagnoses diseases and injuries through the use of medical imaging technology. Medical professionals who specialize in radiology are called radiologists. Radiologists may choose to specialize in either diagnostic radiology or interventional radiology. Diagnostic radiology focuses on detecting health issues through medical imaging, while interventional radiology uses these images […]

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A orthopedics specialist carrying out surgery

Specialty Spotlight: Orthopedic Surgery

  Orthopedic surgery, commonly called orthopedics, is the medical specialty that focuses on assessing and correcting issues impacting the hands, feet, arms, legs, and spine through surgical procedures. Surgeons who specialize in orthopedic surgery are referred to as orthopedic surgeons. While orthopedic surgeons may see cases that require similar surgeries, the cause of the injury […]

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A pediatrician provides care to a child.

Specialty Profile: Pediatrics

  The medical specialty of pediatrics focuses on caring for and managing health issues impacting adolescents, children, and infants. Medical professionals who provide care for this population are referred to as pediatricians. Within the specialty of pediatrics, there are various subspecialties that require additional education to obtain the licenses needed to practice in these areas. […]

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Specialty Profile: Critical Care Medicine

  Critical or intensive care medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides life-saving medical attention to extremely ill patients who require intensive monitoring and life support care. This specialty needs professionals to be proficient in performing an array of medical tests. It also requires individuals to be strong communicators as they will need […]

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A pulmonary disease specialist cares for a patient with asthma.

Specialty Spotlight: Pulmonary Disease

  Pulmonary disease, also known as pulmonology, is a medical subspecialty within internal medicine that focuses on correcting issues impacting the respiratory tract. Some common names for the field of pulmonology include respiratory medicine and chest medicine. Those who practice pulmonology are called pulmonologists. Individuals who experience excessive coughing, chest pain, and breathing issues may […]

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