Women Physician practicing neurosurgery.

Specialty Profile: Neurosurgery

  Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that manages and delivers care to patients with disorders of the nervous system and their supportive structures, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and spinal column. Physicians who specialize in neurosurgery are referred to as neurosurgeons or brain surgeons. These individuals are highly regarded in the medical field and […]

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Emergency medicine specialists tending to a patient.

Specialty Profile: Emergency Medicine

  The medical specialty of emergency medicine focuses on caring for patients with injuries and sicknesses that cannot be put on hold. Emergency medicine specialists work on unscheduled cases, with each day presenting new patients and unexpected medical problems. The type of care emergency medicine providers give can be described as a cross between internal medicine […]

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Specialty Spotlight: Infectious Disease

  The medical specialty of infectious disease is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. This subspecialty also studies how to control and contain the infection. Those who choose to further specialize in this area of medicine should have an interest in researching and studying bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the […]

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Dentistry student working with a patient during a clinical experience in dentistry.

Specialty Spotlight: Dentistry

  Dentistry is the field of study associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases within the mouth and maxillofacial area. Those who practice dentistry are called dentists. These individuals may be assisted by dental hygienists and technicians. Within the specialty of dentistry, there are ten subspecialties, which include dental anesthesiology, dental public health, […]

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gynecologist holding a baby after it has been born

Specialty Profile: Obstetrics and Gynecology

  Commonly called OB/GYN (or OB-GYN), the medical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology focuses on the female reproductive system and a woman’s journey from pregnancy to giving birth. A gynecologist is the title given to those in this field. Reasons to see a gynecologist include but are not limited to, the presence of sexually transmitted […]

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