Specialties Defined

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Anesthesiology
Anesthesiologists provide the full range of anesthetic services for all surgical specialties. Anesthetic causes the loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.

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B


Breast Surgery
Diagnosing and treating disease through the removal of breast tissue. Examples of breast surgery include biopsy, lumpectomy and mastectomy.

C


Cardiology
Cardiologists diagnose and treat heart disease.

D


Dentistry
Dentists specialize in the care and treatment of the teeth and gums.

Dermatology
Dermatologists provide consultation, management and surgical treatment for disorders of the skin, hair and nails, including severe acne, psoriasis, hair loss, infections and benign and malignant skin tumors.

E


Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine serves patients with unexpected medical and surgical problems, ranging from critical care to the treatment of minor injuries.

F


Family Medicine
A family physician is a doctor who does not limit his or her practice to a specific field of medicine or a particular age group. Family physicians provide personal, comprehensive health care.

G


Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologists evaluate and treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver.

General Surgery
General surgeons provide a full range of services, including surgery of the endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, breast tumors, hernias and various cancers. They provide these services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Gynecology
Gynecologists provide health care to women of all ages, especially the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive organs. Atlantic General Hospital does not provide obstetrics care (the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth), though some providers listed here may.

H


Hematology/Oncology
Hematologists practice the diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. Oncologists practice the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

Hospitalist
Hospitalists are physicians who care primarily for patients in a hospital setting. The hospitalist may confer with your primary care provider or specialist, and may refer you to a different physician for follow-up care after discharge.

I


Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist is an internal medicine physician who completes additional training in infectious disease prevention and treatment. Infectious diseases are illnesses that are passed from person to person, as opposed to being contracted genetically or environmentally. One of the most common examples of infectious diseases is influenza (flu). Infectious diseases also include sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as HIV/AIDS.

Internal Medicine
Internal medicine physicians diagnose and treat all general and medical problems in adult patients.

M


Medical Oncology
A physician who specializes in the medical treatment of cancer.

N


Nephrology
A nephrologist provides nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidneys.

Neurology
Neurologists provide diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system.

O


Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologists provide care for disorders of the eye, including the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye and general medicine eye examinations to prescribe glasses or contact lenses.

Oral Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries involving the function and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions.

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeons provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and musculoskeletal system. This includes arthroscopic surgery, repair of fractured bones, total joint replacements and the evaluation and surgery of the spine.

Otolaryngology
Otolaryngologist - also known as ear, nose and throat doctors- provide diagnosis and treatment of problems with the ears nasal passages, mouth, tongue, larynx, and esophagus.

P


Pain Management
Pain Management is the use of surgical and medical treatments used to control or eliminate acute or chronic pain resulting from a physical injury or other medical condition.

Pathology
Pathologists practice chiefly in a clinical laboratory setting as a consultant to other physicians, where they test specimens in order to assist in identifying disease, determining its cause and monitoring its treatment.

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels in children.

Pediatrics
Pediatricians work with all aspects of a child's health.

Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation also known as rehabilitation medicine or physiatry, deals with diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with problems involving their musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiovascular or other body systems.

Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgeons provide plastic and reconstructive surgery to correct congenital, traumatic and cancer-related defects.

Podiatry
Podiatrists provide medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.

Psychiatry
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness.

Psychology
Psychologists diagnose and treat psychological problems, emotional conditions or mental conditions.

Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat disease of the lungs, including pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer.

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Radiation Oncology
Radiation oncologists treat cancer through the use of radiation-emitting machines such as linear accelerators.

Radiology
Radiologists diagnose and treat disease through the use of various imaging and treatment modalities, including X-ray, nuclear medicine scanning, ultrasound, CAT scanning, mammography, angiographic studies and MRI.

Radiology Technician
Radiologic technicians (and technologists) take x-rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. The results are then read by a radiologist.

Rheumatology
Rheumatologists diagnose and manage rheumatic diseases and various forms of arthritis.

T


Telemedicine Providers – ICU
Telemedicine providers closely watch patient conditions 24/7 remotely, through video and audio technology combined with intelligent monitoring, sensors and alarm systems.

U


Urgent Care
Urgent Care physicians provide immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury.

Urology
Urologists diagnose and treat disorders of the urinary tract and provide treatment of urinary tract stones.

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Wound Care
Wound Care physicians offer specialized treatment for problem wounds.