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Nephrologists – What they Treat, Procedures, and More

Oct 02, 2021

Nephrology: An Overview Nephrology is a specialty branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys and the urinary system consisting of ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra. It includes kidney physiology, kidney disease, the treatment of kidney-related problems, renal replacement therapy, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract. Effects of systemic conditions like diabetes and…

Neurologist – Definition, Treatment Areas, and more

Oct 02, 2021

Neurology: Definition & Overview Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with various disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves and their blood supply. The major areas covered in neurology are: The Central Nervous System The Autonomic Nervous System The Peripheral Nervous System A physician who works and treats…

Types of Pediatric Specialists and When Your Child Needs One

Oct 02, 2021

Pediatric Medicine: An Overview Pediatric Medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, from birth to age 18. The doctors who specialize in this field are known as Pediatricians. They diagnose and treat specific health issues, diseases, and disorders related to the growth and development of a child-like…

Pain Management & Palliative Care Specialists – Improving the Quality of Life

Oct 02, 2021

Pain Management & Palliative Care: An Overview Pain management and Palliative care are used to manage a disease or medical condition that is serious or life-threatening. It helps ease the pain and other associated physical, emotional, or psychosocial symptoms. It also eases other distressing symptoms like depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and shortness of breath. Palliative…

Pathology Doctors – What They Do and What to Expect

Oct 02, 2021

Pathology: An Overview Pathology is a branch of medical science that is concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of a disease. It involves examining tissues, organs, body fluids, and autopsies in order to study and diagnose diseases. There are many subdivisions in pathology branch, depending on the types of methods used and the types…

Pediatric Surgeons – Taking Care of Your Child Since Birth

Oct 02, 2021

Pediatric General Surgery: An Overview Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that includes surgical procedures carried out on neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Fields within Pediatric Surgery includes:- Neonatal Surgery: Surgery performed on newborn babies Fetal Surgery: Surgical procedures performed on a fetus in the womb Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery: Heart surgery performed on children Pediatric Neurology…

Ophthalmologists – Specialist Who Provide Quality Eye and Vision Care

Oct 02, 2021

An Introduction to Ophthalmology Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the eye and visual system. It includes the eye, its surrounding structures, and the visual system. These can be affected by a number of clinical conditions and Ophthalmology involves diagnosing and treating such conditions, along with…

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists – Women Health Specialists

Oct 02, 2021

An Introduction to Obstetrics & Gynaecology Obstetrics & Gynaecology, also known as OB-GYN is a branch of medicine that specializes in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. It is also concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the female reproductive organs, other health issues in women such as infections, menopause, hormone problems, contraception,…

Radiologists – What they Do & Why You Need One

Oct 02, 2021

Who is a Radiologist? Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing injuries and diseases using medical imaging procedures and radiology tests such as X-rays, CT Scans (computed tomography), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, PET Scans (positron tomography), and ultrasounds. Doctors today require the help of diagnostic imaging to manage patients. For many diseases,…

Physiatrists – What They Do, Treat, and More

Oct 02, 2021

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: An Introduction Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine. It aims to enhance and restore functional ability and ultimately, the quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed…

Surgical Oncologists for Treating Cancer & Recovery

Oct 02, 2021

Surgical oncology is the use of surgical intervention to treat cancer. Surgical oncology procedures are performed to remove cancerous tumors. Surgical oncology procedures can be used individually to treat cancer or it can be performed in combination with other treatments. Surgery can help cancer care team members to diagnose cancer, stage cancer, and plan other…

Radiation Oncologists – Targeting & Treating Cancer

Oct 02, 2021

Radiation Therapy Defined Radiation therapy encompasses the use of high-energy radiation to damage cancer cells’ DNA and destroys their ability to divide and grow. It is delivered using ultra-modern equipment known as linear accelerators or via radioactive sources that are placed inside the patient on a temporary or permanent basis. Radiation therapy is used to…