Internal Medicine Physician works with a patient.

Specialty Spotlight: Internal Medicine

  Internal medicine is comparable to both family medicine and pediatrics, but rather than working with patients of many ages, this medical specialty focuses on treating adults only. These physicians diagnose, treat, and prevent a variety of illnesses. Internists frequently see patients for physicals and routine maintenance of chronic conditions. Doctors who practice internal medicine […]

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Specialty Profile: Neurology

  Neurology is a medical specialty that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases that impact the nervous system. Individuals with coordination issues, muscle weakness, headaches, or changes in their physical sensations may need help from a neurologist. In some cases, the symptoms above can be linked to spinal cord disorders, MS, strokes, seizures, or other […]

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Specialty Profile: Cardiology

  A specialty within internal medicine, cardiology focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases and issues affecting the heart and cardiovascular system. The most common issues treated by cardiologists include heart disease, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Cardiology, also known as cardiovascular disease, can be further broken down into sub-specialties. Those interested […]

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Specialty Profile: Pathology

  Pathology is depended upon by nearly every other medical specialty and subspecialties as it deals with the study of diseases and their treatments. Pathologists spend most of their time completing and interpreting lab tests as well as consulting physicians on how to treat based on their findings. Pathology can be broken down into two […]

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Specialty Profile: Oncology

  The medical specialty of Oncology focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer. Prevention has been another area focused on by this specialty in recent years. Oncology can be broken into radiation oncology and medical oncology. A single patient may need treatment from each of these specialties depending on the seriousness of their case. Radiation, medicine, […]

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Specialty Profile: Family Medicine

  Internists work with adults and Pediatricians work with children. Family physicians work with both these age groups to provide quality care and address a range of symptoms and illnesses. In this position, family physicians can work with a single patient over the course of their life. The bond formed during this time can help […]

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Specialty Profile: Rheumatology

  The medical specialty of rheumatology focuses on diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases. These diseases affect an individual’s joints, connective tissue, and musculoskeletal system. In many cases, these diseases and disorders cause loss of motion and decrease an individual’s quality of life. Nearly 200 diseases and disorders are treated by rheumatologists. Common causes include arthritis. […]

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Specialty Profile: Vascular Surgery

  Vascular Surgeons work to correct issues and diseases affecting the circulatory system. The specialty of vascular surgery combines therapy and minimally invasive procedures to improve the functions of the vascular system, which includes the arteries, veins, and capillaries. Popular procedures include, but are not limited to, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, endovascular aneurysm repair, angioplasty, […]

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Specialty Profile: General Surgery

Despite its name, general surgery is one of many surgery-centered specialties. This specialty requires an individual to have a wide skill set and knowledge base as he or she is responsible for managing both planning and care before, during, and after surgical procedures. This specialty is continuing to evolve as technological advancements allow for greater […]

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Specialty Profile: Ophthalmology

The medical specialty of ophthalmology is concerned with providing care to those struggling with eye and or vision issues. Most ophthalmologists address eye diseases, perform surgical procedures, or improve a patient’s sight by prescribing and fitting them for contact lenses or glasses. Within the specialty of ophthalmology there are many different subspecialties. These include the […]

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