SPECIALIST SERVICE DEFINITIONS
These services usually need to be seen based on a referral from your primary care doctor… make sure you check so you are not surprised and billed at full price!
Allergist or Immunologist – conducts the diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions.
Anesthesiologist – treats chronic pain syndromes; administers anesthesia and monitors the patient during surgery.
Cardiologist – treats heart disease
Dermatologist – treats skin diseases, including some skin cancers
Gastroenterologist – treats stomach disorders
Hematologist/Oncologist – treats diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues (oncology including cancer and other tumors)
Internal Medicine Physician – treats diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
Nephrologist – treats kidney diseases.
Neurologist – treats diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
Neurosurgeon – conducts surgery of the nervous system.
Obstetrician – treats women during pregnancy and childbirth
Gynecologist – treats diseases of the female reproductive system and genital tract.
Nurse-Midwifery – manages a woman’s health care, especially during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period.
Occupational Medicine Physician – diagnoses and treats work-related disease or injury.
Ophthalmologist – treats eye defects, injuries, and diseases.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – surgically treats diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws.
Orthopaedic Surgeon – preserves and restores the function of the musculoskeletal system.
Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon) – treats diseases of the ear, nose, and throat,and some diseases of the head and neck, including facial plastic surgery.
Pathologist – diagnoses and treats the study of the changes in body tissues and organs which cause or are caused by disease
Pediatrician – treats infants, toddlers, children and teenagers.
Plastic Surgeon – restores, reconstructs, corrects or improves in the shape and appearance of damaged body structures, especially the face.
Podiatrist – provides medical and surgical treatment of the foot.
Psychiatrist – treats patients with mental and emotional disorders.
Pulmonary Medicine Physician – diagnoses and treats lung disorders.
Radiation Onconlogist – diagnoses and treats disorders with the use of diagnostic imaging, including X-rays, sound waves, radioactive substances, and magnetic fields.
Diagnostic Radiologist – diagnoses and medically treats diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
Rheumatologist – treats rheumatic diseases, or conditions characterized by inflammation, soreness and stiffness of muscles, and pain in joints and associated structures
Urologist – diagnoses and treats the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system