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Adolescent Medicine
The study and treatment of illness in teenagers. 

Adult Nurse Practitioner
A registered nurse (RN), licensed by the Nursing Board, who through advanced training can provide high-quality health care services similar to a physician with a focus on adult care.

Aesthetic Medicine
Advanced skin care treatments administered by a specially trained physician using non-invasive cosmetic therapies for the face and body.

Bariatric Surgery
The study and practice of surgery to treat morbid obesity with various procedures that modify the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to reduce food/nutrient absorption, resulting in weight loss. Commonly known as weight loss surgery.

Cardiology
The study and practice of the heart and its action and diseases.

Cardiovascular Surgery
The study and practice of surgery to fix disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
The study and practice of surgery for the treatment of diseases and injuries of the blood vessels, excluding those immediately adjacent to the heart, lungs, or brain.

Child Psychiatry
The study and measurement of  human behavior in children -- including development, change, normality, and abnormality in an effort to make comparative assessments and to apply principles of behavioral change.

Craniofacial Surgery
The study and practice of surgery to fix disorders of the skull, face and jaw.

Critical Care Medicine
The study, treatment, providing of greater than ordinary medical care and observation to people in a critical or unstable condition.

Emergency Medicine
A branch of medicine where unforeseen combination of circumstances call for immediate medical attention. Their focus is usually in urgent care clinics or emergency departments in hospitals.

Endocrinology
The study and treatment of glands of the body, such as the thyroid and pituitary.

Family Medicine/Practice
The study and treatment of illnesses for adults, adolescents and children.

Family Nurse Practitioner
A registered nurse (RN), licensed by the Nursing Board,  who through advanced training can provide high-quality health care services similar to a physician with a focus on family care.

Gastroenterology (GI)
The study and treatment of the somach and intestines

General Surgery
The study and practice of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases.

Geriatrics
The study and treatment of old age and aging people -- usually patients are over 55 years of age.

Gynecology
The study and treatment the of diseases and hygiene of women.

Hematology/Oncology
The study and treatment of the blood, blood-forming organs, tumors and malignancies.

Infectious Disease
The study of a disease caused by the entrance into the body of organisms which grow and multiply.

Intensive Care Medicine
The study, treatment, providing of greater than ordinary medical care and observation to people in a critical or unstable condition.

Internal Medicine
The study and treatment of non-surgical disease for adolescents and adults.

Nurse Practitioner
A registered nurse (RN), licensed by the Nursing Board,  who through advanced training can provide high-quality health care services similar to a physician.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
The study and treatment of childbirth and the diseases and hygiene of women.

Orthopedic Surgery
The study and practice of surgery of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints.

Pediatric Behavioral Health
The study and treatment of relationships between human behavior and the well-being of the body, mind and spirit in children.

Pediatric Critical Care
The study, treatment, providing of greater than ordinary medical care and observation to children in a critical or unstable condition.

Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI)
The study and treatment of stomach and intestines in children.

Pediatric General Surgery
The study and practice of surgery in treatment of diseases and disorders in children.

Pediatric Intensive Care
The study, treatment, providing of greater than ordinary medical care and observation to children in a critical or unstable condition.

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
The study and treatment of the blood, blood-forming organs, tumors and malignancies in children.

Pediatric Neurology
The study and treatment of the nervous system, its structure, function and abnormalities in children.

Pediatric Neurosurgery
The study and practice of surgery in treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves in children.

Pediatric Orthopedics
The study and treatment of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints in children.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
The study and practice of surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen parts of the body by transfer of tissue in children.

Pediatric Psychiatry
The study and treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders in children.

Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine
The study and treatment of patients with medical and emotional disorders and the interaction between them.

Pediatric Pulmonology
The study and treatment of abnormal conditions of the respiratory system in children.

Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
The study and practice of surgery to correct congenital, traumatic and post surgical deformities as well as skin cancer reconstruction in children.

Pediatric Scoliosis
The study and treatment of an abnormal curve in the spine in children.

Pediatric Spinal Disorders
The study and treatment of abnormalities of the spine in children.

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
The study and practice of surgery on the chest cavity and rib cage, including the heart, lungs and esophagus in children.

Pediatric Urology
The study and treatment of urinary or urogenital organs in children.

Pediatrics
The study and treatment of children in health and disease during development from birth through adolescence.

Physician Assistant
A licensed and highly skilled health care professional who works with a physician to provide medical care and guidance needed by a patient.

Psychiatry
The study and treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.

Psychology
The study and measurement of human behavior including development, change, normality, and abnormality in an effort to make comparative assessments and to apply principles of behavioral change.

Psychosomatic Medicine
The study and treatment of patients with medical and emotional disorders and the interaction between them.

Pulmonology
The study and treatment of abnormal conditions of the respiratory system.

Sports Medicine
The prevention, diagnosis and treating of injuries related to participating in sports and/or exercise.

Thoracic Surgery
The study and practice of surgery on the chest cavity and rib cage, including the heart, lungs and esophagus.

Urology
The study and treatment of urinary or urogenital organs.

Vascular Surgery
The study and practice of surgery involving vessels in any part of the body including the extremities.

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