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All Other Facilities

This category represents all facilities not specifically classified elsewhere.

Ambulance

Ambulance services means a duly licensed transportation service, capable of providing medically necessary life support care in the event of a life-threatening situation.

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Ambulatory surgery is surgery that can be performed in an outpatient setting and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. Ambulatory surgery is general planned ahead of time. Maybe referred to as one-day, in-and-out, or outpatient surgery.

Birthing Facility

A birthing center is a medical facility, often associated with a hospital, that is designed to provide a comfortable, homelike setting during childbirth and that is generally less restrictive than a hospital in its regulations, as in permitting midwifery or allowing family members or friends to attend the delivery.

Blood Services

A place where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients. A blood bank may be a separate free-standing facility or part of a larger facility in a hospital.

Cancer Center

A cancer center is a particular medical practice, specializing in cancer care. The cancer center can be comprised of physicians, including oncologists, as well as other clinicians including nurses, and other therapists. The cancer center can physically be a free standing center, or part of a hospital.

Chemical Dependency Treatment

The treatment of a substance abuse condition involving continued misuse of chemical substances.

County Health Department

A functional, local health department.

Diabetic Supplies and Services

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The two types of diabetes are referred to as insulin-dependent (type I) and non-insulin dependent (type II). Type I diabetes results from a lack of adequate insulin secretion by the pancreas.  Type II diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes) is characterized by an insensitivity of the tissues of the body to insulin secreted by the pancreas (insulin resistance).

Dialysis Services Center

Dialysis is a type of blood cleansing therapy which is used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function due to renal failure. It is a life support treatment and does not treat any kidney diseases. Dialysis may be used for very sick patients who have suddenly lost their kidney function (acute renal failure) or for quite stable patients who have permanently lost their kidney function (end stage renal failure).

Durable Medical Equipment

Durable medical equipment is medical equipment that is ordered by a doctor for use in the home. These items must be reusable, such as walkers, wheelchairs, or hospital beds.

Federally Qualified Health Center

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/ substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.

Hearing and Speech Facility

Facilities that provide speech, language, and hearing services. These facilities generally provide evaluation, treatment, education and advocacy for individuals with communication disorders.

Home Health Services

Home health care is health care provided in the patient's home by professionals or by family and friends. Home health care aims to enable people to remain at home rather than use residential, long-term, or institutional-based nursing care. Care workers visit the patients in their home to help with daily tasks such as getting up, going to bed, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, some household tasks, shopping, cooking and supervision of medication.

Home IV Services

Home infusion is the administration of intravenous drug therapy in the home. Home infusion therapy includes the following services: solutions and pharmaceutical additives; pharmacy compounding and dispensing services; durable medical equipment; ancillary medical supplies; and, nursing services.

Hospice

A facility or service that provides care for the terminally ill patient and provides support to the family. The care, primarily for pain control and symptom relief, can be provided in the home or in an inpatient setting.  

Laboratories

A laboratory is a facility in which examination of materials derived from the human body is conducted for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention or treatment of disease.

Mammography Centers

Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays (usually around 0.7 mSv) to examine the human breast. It is used to look for different types of tumors and cysts. Mammography has been proven to reduce mortality from breast cancer.

Miscellaneous

This specialty represents any specialty not specifically classified elsewhere.

Optical Shop

An optical center is where Ophthalmologists and Optometrists have a practice focused solely on disorders of the eye. The optical also offer prescription eye glasses and contact lenses.

Pathology

Pathology is the study of the causes and processes of diseases through microscopic study.

Pharmacy

A facility that prepares, dispenses, sells and participates in the proper utilization of pharmaceutical drugs.

Physical Therapy Facility

Physical Therapy is providing services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. It includes the provision of services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of aging or that of injury or disease. Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Prosthetics is the design, fabrication and fitting of custom-made artificial limbs or other types of assistive devices to restore, as completely as possible, the function and appearance of a full or partial missing limb. Orthotics is the design, fabrication, fitting and supervised use of devices that support, correct or replace musculoskeletal functions lost through physical impairment.

Public Health

Public health refers to a program or programs that strive to promote, maintain, and conserve the public's health by providing health services to individuals and/or by conducting research, investigations, examinations, training, and demonstrations.

Radiology or Imaging Facility

Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses radioactive substances, electromagnetic radiation and sound waves to create images of the body, its organs and structures to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Images can also show how effective the body and its internal organs and structures are functioning.

Rehabilitation Facilities

A facility providing therapy and training for rehabilitation. The center may offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training, and special training such as speech therapy.

Rural Health Clinic

A clinic certified to receive special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. The purpose of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program is improving access to primary care in underserved rural areas.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

A skilled nursing facility is a facility (which meets specific regulatory certification requirements) that primarily provides inpatient skilled nursing care and related services to patients who require medical, nursing, or rehabilitative services, but does not provide the level of care or treatment available in a hospital.

Sleep Study Lab

Sleep disorders arise from many causes, including dysfunctional sleep mechanisms, abnormalities in physiological functions during sleep, abnormalities of the biological clock, and sleep disturbances that contribute to difficulty achieving restful, restorative sleep. Sleep disorders can be managed in physician offices or sleep disorder clinics.

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All Other Specialists

This category represents all specialties not specifically classified elsewhere.

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart. The term is usually used to describe studies of such phenomena by invasive (intracardiac) catheter recording of spontaneous activity as well as of cardiac responses to programmed electrical stimulation (PES). Cardiac Electrophysiology is a subspecialty of cardiology. Cardiac electrophysiologists are trained to perform interventional cardiac electrophysiology studies (EPS) as well as surgical device implantations.

Cardiology

Cardiology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study of the structure, function and diseases of the heart. Cardiologist treat patients with heart failure, valve disorders, heart rhythm problems, heart defects present at birth, and other heart conditions

Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant

A Registered Nurse ("RN") is a licensed health care professional, responsible for providing direct patient care, observing, assessing and recording patient symptoms, reactions and progress. RNs collaborate with physicians in the performance of treatments and examinations, the administration of medications, and the provision of direct patient care in convalescence and rehabilitation. There are three routes to licensure as a registered nurse: a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing (a two-year college degree referred to as an ADN), a diploma program (which lasts approximately three years), or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (a four-year degree that also prepares nurses for graduate-level education).

Critical Care Intensivist

Critical Care medicine is the practice of administering immediate and continuous treatment to patients suffering from a life-threatening condition. The conditions, ranging from heart attack, stroke, and severe respiratory insufficiency, to burns and gunshot wounds, can cause serious systemic complications, such as respiratory distress and failure of at least one organ. Doctors can be certified in critical care medicine if they meet special educational and training requirements.

Dermatology

Dermatology is the study of investigation, diagnosing, treatment and prevention of skin problems of all kinds. Dermatologist as a profession is a specialty focusing on diverse disorders and diseases of the skin, mucous membrane, hair, nails and a number of sexually transmitted diseases.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is the medical specialty that comprises the immediate decision-making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability under emergency conditions. It is based primarily in hospital emergency departments, but with extensive responsibilities for supervising emergency medical systems outside the hospital (paramedics).

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones. Although every organ system secretes and responds to hormones (including the brain, lungs, heart, intestine, skin, and the kidney), the clinical specialty of Endocrinology focuses primarily on the endocrine organs, meaning the organs whose primary function is hormone secretion. These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testes, and pancreas. An Endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in treating disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and many others.

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine concerned with digestive diseases. The practice of Gastroenterology concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. This medical field is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine.

Genetics

Genetics is the branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.

Geriatrics

Geriatric medicine focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life.

Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions specific to elderly people.

Hospitalist

A hospitalist oversees emergency department patients being admitted into the hospital. The hospitalist will direct, manage and report an inpatient's conditions to the primary care physician.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease medicine is a medical field concerned with diagnosis, treatment, and preventive measures for infectious bacterial and viral diseases of all types. Conditions include AIDS, influenza, hepatitis, and travel-related illnesses.

Nephrology

Nephrology refers to the field related to medical conditions of the kidney, and a nephrologist treats people with kidney diseases of various types, including those who have lost kidney function entirely and must rely on dialysis or kidney transplant. Nephrology also includes illnesses caused by abnormalities of the body's water and mineral balance, hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes related kidney diseases.

Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with the nervous system and its disorders. Neurological disorders affect the central nervous system (brain, brainstem and cerebellum), the peripheral nervous system (peripheral nerves, cranial nerves), or the autonomic nervous system (parts of which are located in both central and peripheral nervous system). Physicians specializing in the field of Neurology are called Neurologists; surgery on the nervous system is performed by physicians called Neurosurgeons.

Orthopedic

Orthopaedics is a surgical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The application of the distinct osteopathic philosophy when diagnosing and treating a patient. Osteopathic manipulative medicine takes into account the physical and mental health of a patient, and how either aspect could be contributing to the disease state.

Physiatry

The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury and the rehabilitation from resultant impairments and disabilities by using physical agents such as light, heat, cold, water, electricity, therapeutic exercise, mechanical apparatus, and sometimes pharmaceutical agents.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. A physical medicine physician, also called a Physiatrist, treats diseases and disorders including neck and back pain, and sports injuries or disorders resulting from trauma, such as spinal cord injury or head injury. The primary goal of the Physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation.

Podiatry

Podiatry is a field of medicine that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are physicians and surgeons who practice on the lower extremities, primarily on feet and ankles.

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine is the science of promoting health and wellness, and preventing disease. A Preventive Medicine physician works to protect and maintain health, and to prevent disease, disability and premature death. This physician commonly specializes in one of three areas: public health, occupational medicine, or aerospace medicine. A physician completes a preventive medicine fellowship after an internship or residency.

Pulmonary Critical Care

Pulmonary diseases are those diseases of the lungs, airways, and all other respiratory organs. A pulmonary physician is called a Pulmonologist. The Pulmonologist diagnoses and treats pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other respiratory problems, and uses a variety of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques to help patients.

Pulmonology

Pulmonary diseases are those diseases of the lungs, airways, and all other respiratory organs. A pulmonary physician is called a Pulmonologist. The Pulmonologist diagnoses and treats pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other respiratory problems, and uses a variety of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques to help patients.

Registered Dietitian

A provider who holds a registration to provide nutrition counseling and education to people of all ages, conduct nutrition research, and supervise food selection and services. Dietitians work as a member of the health care team, and also help in shaping sound nutrition legislation.

Registered Nurse

A Registered Nurse ("RN") is a licensed health care professional, responsible for providing direct patient care, observing, assessing and recording patient symptoms, reactions and progress. RNs collaborate with physicians in the performance of treatments and examinations, the administration of medications, and the provision of direct patient care in convalescence and rehabilitation. There are three routes to licensure as a registered nurse: a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing (a two-year college degree referred to as an ADN), a diploma program (which lasts approximately three years), or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (a four-year degree that also prepares nurses for graduate-level education).

Registered Nurse Specialty Certified

A Registered Nurse (RN) with a high degree of knowledge, skill, and competence in a specialized area of nursing, and usually having a master's degree in nursing and certification in a specific area of specialty.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the study of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis. A Rheumatologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats arthritis and other conditions associated with joints, muscle, bones and tendons. This physician specializes in non-surgical treatment of diseases, and works with patients who have unexplained conditions such as weakness, fever, fatigue and weight loss.

Sleep Medicine

Sleep medicine providers provide diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.

Urology

Urology is the surgical specialty that deals with disorders or diseases of the male genitourinary tract and female urinary tract, although only some people presenting with urological problems need surgery. Problems commonly treated by urologists include benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, voiding dysfunction, kidney stones, kidney cancer, erectile dysfunction, and scrotal swellings.

Allergy & Asthma Providers

This category represents providers providing treatment of allergy and asthma related conditions.

Allergy

An Allergist/Immunologist is a physician trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, inherited immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even AIDS.

Allergy & Asthma

An Allergist/Immunologist is a physician trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, inherited immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even AIDS.

Allergy & Immunology

An Allergist/Immunologist is a physician trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, inherited immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even AIDS.

Allergy Asthma Immunology

An Allergist/Immunologist is a physician trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, inherited immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even AIDS.

Alternative Care Providers

This category represents providers providing the treatment of acupuncture, massage therapy, and/or naturopathic treatment.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia. The practice is based on ancient Chinese medicine, and has been adapted to western medicine.

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia. The practice is based on ancient Chinese medicine, and has been adapted to western medicine.

Licensed Massage Therapy

A person who practices therapeutic massage. In many states, massage therapists can be licensed after completing a specified training program. Licensed therapists may practice independently or in a medical setting.

Naturopathic & Acupuncture

Naturopathic medicine is the practice of assisting in the health of patients through the application of natural remedies. Most Naturopaths consider their care complementary, not supplementary, to the care of a traditional medical professional (MD or physician). Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury.

Naturopathic & Certified Midwife

Naturopathic medicine is the practice of assisting in the health of patients through the application of natural remedies. Most Naturopaths consider their care complementary, not supplementary, to the care of a traditional medical professional (MD or physician). Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury.

Naturopathic Physician

Naturopathic medicine is the practice of assisting in the health of patients through the application of natural remedies. Most Naturopaths consider their care complementary, not supplementary, to the care of a traditional medical professional (MD or physician). Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management Providers

This category represents providers providing anesthesiology and pain management services.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

A Nurse Anesthetist (AE) is a registered nurse educated and trained to administer anesthesia.

Pain Management

Pain Management encompasses pharmacological, nonpharmacological, and other approaches to prevent, reduce, or stop pain sensations. Managing pain properly facilitates recovery, prevents additional health complications, and improves an individual's quality of life. Some medical doctors and Anesthesiologist specialize in pain management.

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Chiropractic Providers

This category represents providers providing chiropractic treatment

Chiropractic

Chiropractic Medicine is practiced by a licensed doctor of Chiropractic who diagnoses and treats conditions related to the effects of those conditions on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic doctors use natural non-invasive treatment approaches, including spinal adjustments, exercise programs, and other forms of therapeutics to help patients eliminate their pain and optimize their health.

Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Chiropractic Medicine is practiced by a licensed doctor of Chiropractic who diagnoses and treats conditions related to the effects of those conditions on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic doctors use natural non-invasive treatment approaches, including spinal adjustments, exercise programs, and other forms of therapeutics to help patients eliminate their pain and optimize their health.

Chiropractic & Naturopathic

Chiropractic Medicine is practiced by a licensed doctor of Chiropractic who diagnoses and treats conditions related to the effects of those conditions on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic doctors use natural non-invasive treatment approaches, including spinal adjustments, exercise programs, and other forms of therapeutics to help patients eliminate their pain and optimize their health.

Chiropractic Acupuncture Naturopathic

Chiropractic Medicine is practiced by a licensed doctor of Chiropractic who diagnoses and treats conditions related to the effects of those conditions on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic doctors use natural non-invasive treatment approaches, including spinal adjustments, exercise programs, and other forms of therapeutics to help patients eliminate their pain and optimize their health.

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Dental Providers

This category represents providers providing dental treatment.

Dental

General dental practice includes most examinations, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, and prevention of disease. The dentist (with the aide of other dental auxiliaries) frequently uses X-rays and other equipment to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment planning. Treatment may include filling dental cavities, removing the nerves of teeth (root canal treatment), treating diseases of the gums, removing teeth, and replacing lost teeth with bridges and dentures.

Dental Hygienist Expanded Practice

A Dental Hygienist who holds a Limited Access Permit which allows the Dental Hygienist to provide dental hygiene services without the supervision of a dentist in certain settings for patients who may not be able to otherwise access dental care services.

Dental Oral Surgery

Dental oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are physicians trained to treat problems such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, misaligned jaws, tumors and cysts of the jaw and mouth, and to perform dental implant surgery. They are also trained to administer anesthesia, and provide care in an office setting.

Denturist

A dental technician specializing in making and fitting dentures as a direct service to the public rather than through a licensed dentist.

Endodontics

Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. The pulp (containing nerves, arterioles and venules as well as lymphatic tissue and fibrous tissue) can become diseased or injured and thus is unable to repair itself. The pulp then dies and endodontic treatment is required. Dentists specializing in this field are called endodontists and complete an additional 2-3 years of training following dental school.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is "malocclusion," which means "bad bite." The practice of Orthodontics involves the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance and for cosmetic reasons.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Periodontics

Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth (e.g. gums) or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Providers

This category represents providers who are otolaryngologists and otorhinolaryngologists who treat conditions such as ear infections, sinus infections and other maxillofacial conditions.

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. Practitioners are called Otolaryngologists. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).

Otolaryngology & Maxillofacial

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. Practitioners are called Otolaryngologists. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).

Otorhinolaryngology

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. Practitioners are called Otolaryngologists. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).

Rhinology

Rhinology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. Practitioners are called Rhinologists. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).

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General & Primary Care Providers

This category represents providers who act as members primary care practitioners and treat general conditions

Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education (generally a minimum of a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Most nurse practitioners specialize in a particular field of medical care.

Family Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education (generally a minimum of a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners can pursue a specialty in family practice medicine.

Family Practice

Family practice medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.

Family Practice & Acupuncture

Family practice medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.

Family Practice & Chiropratic

Family practice medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.

Family Practice & Obstetrics

Family practice medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.

General Practice

General practice deals with diseases of a general nature for all ages. A general practitioner (GP) or family physician (FP) is a physician who provides primary care. A GP/FP treats acute and chronic illnesses, provides preventive care and health education for all ages and both sexes. Some also care for hospitalized patients, do minor surgery and/or obstetrics.

General Practice & Internal Medicine

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Cardiology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Diabetes

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Endocrinology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Nephrology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Oncology/Hematology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Pulmonology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine & Rheumatology

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") are medical specialists who typically focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology is the study and treatment of children with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. A Cardiologist is a physician who specializes in treating heart conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, and disease of the heart valves. A Pediatric Cardiologist specializes in treating infants, children and adolescents with cardiovascular problems.

Pediatric Critical Care

Services related to complex health care of pediatric patients as provided in various acute life-threatening conditions such as multiple trauma, severe burns, or myocardial infarction or after certain kinds of surgery. Care is most frequently given by specially trained personnel in a unit equipped with various technologically sophisticated machines and devices for treating and monitoring the condition of the pediatric patient.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is the study and treatment of blood disorders and cancer in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist is a physician who specializes in treating children with chemotherapy, and consults with other physicians to coordinate other methods of cancer treatments. This specialist uses a background of pediatrics, hematology and oncology to recognize and manage pediatric blood disorders and cancerous diseases.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology is the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system in infants, children and adolescents. A Pediatric Neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats nervous system disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This specialist deals with children’s problems related to brain disease, disorders of the brain and the spinal cord, nerves and blood vessels that provide circulation to these organs.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education (generally a minimum of a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners can pursue a specialty in pediatrics.

Pediatric Urology

Pediatric Urology deals with the care and treatment of children with kidney and bladder problems. Pediatric Urologists treat congenital defects, tumors and trauma to the kidneys and bladder.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the treatment of disorders and diseases in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatrician is primarily concerned with the influence of disease and dysfunction on a child’s development, from preventive care to treatment of diseases. This specialist has background knowledge regarding congenital defects, Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, immunizations, and disorders that are unique to children.

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development. Patients have generally entered puberty, which typically begins between the ages of 9 to 11 for girls, and 11 to 13 for boys. The care provided is focused on treating or preventing conditions important to teens such as: sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, unwanted pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, eating and other mental health disorders, and acne.

Pediatrics & Allergy

Pediatrics is the treatment of disorders and diseases in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatrician is primarily concerned with the influence of disease and dysfunction on a child’s development, from preventive care to treatment of diseases. This specialist has background knowledge regarding congenital defects, Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, immunizations, and disorders that are unique to children.

Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency medicine deals with critical or emergency care of infants, children and adolescents. A pediatric emergency medicine physician has special knowledge and training in treatment and medications for children who are critically ill because of injury or disease. An emergency physician acts immediately to prevent death or disability to a young patient in a hospital intensive care department or elsewhere if a patient requires emergency care.

Pediatrics & Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology is the study and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system of infants, children, and adolescents. A Pediatric Endocrinologist is a Pediatrician who treats children with diabetes, metabolism disorders, and other hormonal conditions. An Endocrinologist treats diseases that result from an abnormality in the endocrine glands (glands which secrete hormones), such as diabetes, growth failure, early or late pubertal development, birth defects and thyroid disorders.

Pediatrics & Infectious Disease

Pediatric infectious disease medicine is the science and treatment of infectious disease in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatric infectious disease physician is a Pediatrician who deals with infectious diseases of all types in children, including respiratory infections, HIV, parasitic infections, and some allergies. This specialist deals with infectious and communicable diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites.

Pediatrics & Neonatology

Pediatrics is the treatment of disorders and diseases in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatrician is primarily concerned with the influence of disease and dysfunction on a child’s development, from preventive care to treatment of diseases. This specialist has background knowledge regarding congenital defects, Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, immunizations, and disorders that are unique to children.

Pediatrics Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology is the study and treatment children with disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. A Pediatric Gastroenterologist is a physician who treats diseases of the digestive organs, including the stomach, esophagus, intestines, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer in the GI tract, and jaundice in infants, children and adolescents.

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Hearing & Speech Providers

This category represents providers who treat speech and language disorders

Audiology

An Audiologist is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, evaluates, and treats hearing disorders and communication problems. A licensed Audiologist has to complete a minimum of a Master's degree in audiology.

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person's speech, language, cognition, voice disorders and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) address people's speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties, and language needs through speech therapy in a variety of different contexts including schools, hospitals, and through private practice.

Speech Therapy

Speech and hearing therapy (also known as speech-language pathology and audiology) are health-related specialties concerned with normal development of human communication and treatment of its disorders. Speech therapy focuses on voice and speech-language skills, while hearing therapy deals with hearing and hearing impairment.

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Hematology & Oncology Providers

This category represents providers who treat blood and blood producing organs and tumors.

Hematology

Hematology is the branch of biology, pathology, clinical laboratory medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases.

Hematology & Oncology

Hematology is the branch of biology, pathology, clinical laboratory medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases.

Oncology

Oncology is the field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. While cancer can occur anywhere in the body, all cancers have one thing in common – they are caused by the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. Chemotherapy drugs are used to kill cancer cells and slow the progression of the disease.

Hospitals

This category represents facilities that provide medical, surgical, or psychiatric care and treatment for the sick or the injured.

Hospitals

A hospital is a facility licensed to provide care and treatment for sick or injured patients, primarily while they are acutely ill or chronically ill. It must have facilities for diagnostic treatment and major surgery and offer nursing care 24 hours a day. It does not include a nursing home, rest home, home for the aged, sanatorium, convalescent hospital or beds set aside for any of these purposes in a hospital.

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Mental & Behavioral Health Facilities

This category represents facilities providing outpatient, inpatient and residential behavioral health services.

Mental Health Facility

Diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care that help improve how persons with mental illness feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how they interact with other persons. These services also help persons who have a strong risk of developing a mental illness.

Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Treatment Center

Diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care that help improve how persons with mental illness feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how they interact with other persons. These services also help persons who have a strong risk of developing a mental illness.

Psychiatric Hospital

A psychiatric hospital is a hospital for the care and treatment of patients affected with acute or chronic mental illness. Psychiatric hospitals are primarily inpatient, acute care units.

Mental & Behavioral Health Providers

This category represents providers providing services for behavioral health conditions, such as Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

Addictionology

The branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention and treatment of addictive diseases and the physiological and psychological disorders associated with substance dependence. Psychiatrists and Psychologists are the most common clinical practitioners associated with this practice, although Neurologists and Anesthesiologists also practice this form of medicine.

Behavioral Health Intern

Interns learn practical experience through projects, special assignments, or research that support federal, state, and community-based programs, policies, and best practices in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness.

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

LCSW Equivalent

Social Work is a professional activity concerned with improving the lives of people and includes helping individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to achieve life enhancing goals. Social workers are employed in many different settings, including health care, mental health, social welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, and child care.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Social Work is a professional activity concerned with improving the lives of people and includes helping individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to achieve life enhancing goals. Social workers are employed in many different settings, including health care, mental health, social welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, and child care.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Social Work is a professional activity concerned with improving the lives of people and includes helping individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to achieve life enhancing goals. Social workers are employed in many different settings, including health care, mental health, social welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, and child care.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Counselors assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems. Their duties depend on the individuals they serve and on the settings in which they work. Counselors can be trained individuals such as psychologists and social workers, or a person with some counseling training credentialed by a hospital or clinic.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric nursing is the specialty of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as psychosis, depression or dementia. Nurses in this area receive additional training in dealing with behavioral issues, psychiatric medication and a variety of different therapies.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric nursing is the specialty of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as psychosis, depression or dementia. Nurses in this area receive additional training in dealing with behavioral issues, psychiatric medication and a variety of different therapies.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry deals with prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness.

Psychiatry & Child Psychiatry

Psychiatry deals with prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness.

Psychiatry & General Medicine

Psychiatry deals with prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness.

Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline of Psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the environments in which humans and other animals develop; from child development to aging. Psychologists study two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and one between the environment and behavior. They also counsel patients with mental health, behavioral problems and other like conditions.

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Neonatal Providers

This category represents providers who treat newborns during the first few weeks of life.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has completed 2-3 years of additional formal education and clinical experience within an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) approved Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and is eligible for or certified by ABOG as having a special competence in: 1) the diagnosis and treatment of women with complications of pregnancy; 2) pre-existing medical conditions which may be impacted by pregnancy; and 3) medical conditions which impact the pregnancy itself.

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications. Physician certification is available in neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Obstetrics.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications. Physician certification is available in neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Obstetrics.

Neonatology

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

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Obstetric & Gynecology Providers

This category represents providers who treat healthcare disorders of women, specifically those affecting the female reproductive organs.

Certified Nurse Midwife

Nurse-midwives are advanced practice nurses who have specialized in the practice of obstetrical and gynecological care of relatively healthy women. In addition to a registered nursing license, many Nurse-midwives have a master's degree in nursing. Nurse-midwives practice in hospitals and medical clinics, and may also deliver in birth centers and at home. They are able to prescribe medications in 48 out of the 50 states. Nurse-midwives may work closely with obstetricians, who provide consultation and assistance to patients who develop complications.

Gynecology

Gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women. Modern gynecology deals with menstrual disorders, menopause, infectious disease and maldevelopment of the reproductive organs, disturbances of the sex hormones, benign and malignant tumor formation, and the prescription of contraceptives. A branch of gynecology, reproductive medicine, deals with infertility and utilizes artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilizations

Gynecology Oncology

Gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women. Modern gynecology deals with menstrual disorders, menopause, infectious disease and maldevelopment of the reproductive organs, disturbances of the sex hormones, benign and malignant tumor formation, and the prescription of contraceptives. A branch of gynecology, reproductive medicine, deals with infertility and utilizes artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilizations

OBGYN Nurse Practitioner

An Obstetrician is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the management of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum (the time-period directly following childbirth). A Gynecologist is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases. An Obstetrician/Gynecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. An obstetrician/gynecologist, commonly abbreviated OB/GYN, can serve as a primary physician.

Obstetric Gynecology & Infertility

An Obstetrician is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the management of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum (the time-period directly following childbirth). A Gynecologist is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases. An Obstetrician/Gynecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. An obstetrician/gynecologist, commonly abbreviated OB/GYN, can serve as a primary physician.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

An Obstetrician is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the management of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum (the time-period directly following childbirth). A Gynecologist is a physician who has successfully completed specialized education and training in the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases. An Obstetrician/Gynecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. An obstetrician/gynecologist, commonly abbreviated OB/GYN, can serve as a primary physician.

Perinatology

A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications. Physician certification is available in neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Obstetrics.

Womens Health Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner who delivers primary care of women, including reproductive-gynecologic health throughout the lifespan.

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Physical & Occupational Therapy Providers

This category represents providers who treat physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities to restore normal function or development. This category also represents providers who provide treatment to increase function, enhance development and prevent disabilities.

Occupational Medicine

Occupational medicine focuses on the relationship between the health of workers, work arrangements, and the physical, chemical, and social environments of the workplace.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide skilled treatment to help individuals develop, regain, or maintain the skills necessary to participate in all facets of their lives. This health profession helps people whose lives have been altered by physical or mental disease, injury, or other health problems. Occupational therapists can provide: customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities, home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations, performance skills assessments and treatment, adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training, guidance to family members and caregivers.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is providing services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. It includes the provision of services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of aging or that of injury or disease. Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine focuses on physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in sports activities. Sports medicine physicians are usually trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Orthopedic Surgery.

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Radiology Providers

This category represents providers who specialize in diagnostic images of anatomic structures, including x-rays, CAT scans, PET scan, MRIs, ultrasonograms.

Radiation Oncology

Therapeutic radiology (also called radiation oncology) is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with radiation. High energy x-rays are used to kill the cancer cells by preventing them from multiplying. Therapeutic radiology may be used to cure or control cancer, or to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with cancer.

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Surgery Providers

This category represents providers who treat disease, injuries, etc. by means of manual or operative procedures, especially by incision into the body.

Cardiopulmonary Surgery

A Thoracic or Cardiothoracic Surgeon diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the chest, including the trachea, lung, heart, diaphragm and esophagus. Thoracic Surgeons operate to treat such conditions as blocked arteries to the heart, faulty heart valves, lung and esophageal cancer and emphysema.

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

A Thoracic or Cardiothoracic Surgeon diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the chest, including the trachea, lung, heart, diaphragm and esophagus. Thoracic Surgeons operate to treat such conditions as blocked arteries to the heart, faulty heart valves, lung and esophageal cancer and emphysema.

Cardiovascular Surgery

A Thoracic or Cardiothoracic Surgeon diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the chest, including the trachea, lung, heart, diaphragm and esophagus. Thoracic Surgeons operate to treat such conditions as blocked arteries to the heart, faulty heart valves, lung and esophageal cancer and emphysema.

Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Cataract surgery is the removal of the cataract from the eye. Refractive surgery is a surgical procedure used to adjust your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or front surface of the eye.

Colorectal Surgery

Colon and rectal surgery is performed to treat conditions such as colon and rectal cancer, polyps, Crohn's disease, bowel obstruction, ulcerative colitis, and hemorrhoids. Colon and rectal surgeons have acquired particular skills and knowledge with regard to the medical and surgical management of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon and rectum, anal canal, and perianal area. Colon and rectal surgical specialists also have special skills in the performance of endoscopic procedures of the rectum and colon and evaluation of the anal sphincter and pelvic floor using anorectal physiology techniques.

General & Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery is surgery to treat disorders and diseases of the vascular system (the blood vessels of the body). A vascular surgeon performs surgery on patients with diseases, disorders, or inflammation of the veins and arteries. These diseases of the blood vessels can include vasculitis, aneurysms, ischemia, thrombosis, varicose veins, and immune system abnormalities.

General Surgery

A general surgeon treats conditions that require an operation. General surgeons care for patients before, during, and after surgery. Common procedures they perform include removing the tonsils, gallbladder, appendix or colon and repairing injuries; they also operate on the breast and repair hernias.

General Vascular Thoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery is surgery to treat disorders and diseases of the vascular system (the blood vessels of the body). A vascular surgeon performs surgery on patients with diseases, disorders, or inflammation of the veins and arteries. These diseases of the blood vessels can include vasculitis, aneurysms, ischemia, thrombosis, varicose veins, and immune system abnormalities.

Hand Surgery

The field of hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity. Hand surgeons perform a wide variety of operations such as fracture repairs, nerve decompressions, and reconstruction of injuries, rheumatoid deformities and congenital defects. Plastic surgeons are particularly well suited to handle traumatic hand and digit amputations that require a "replant" operation.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the maxillofacial region.

Medical Oral Surgery

Medical oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are physicians trained to treat problems such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, misaligned jaws, tumors and cysts of the jaw and mouth, and to perform dental implant surgery. They are also trained to administer anesthesia, and provide care in an office setting.

Neurosurgery

Neurological surgery encompasses the surgical, nonsurgical and stereotactic radio surgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system: disorders of the brain, meninges, skull base, and their blood supply; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column; and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves throughout their distribution. Neurological surgery is performed by physicians trained as neurosurgeons.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is surgery performed by a surgical specialist, such as an Orthopedist or Orthopedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body. Orthopedic surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments, and tendons. It may also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. Orthopedic surgeons are physicians who have completed additional training in orthopedic surgery after the completion of medical school, either M.D. or D.O.

Otolaryngology & Plastic Surgery

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. Practitioners are called Otolaryngologists. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Many pediatric surgeons practice at children's hospitals.

Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is used to reattach body parts severed in combat or accidents, to perform skin grafts after severe burns, or to reconstruct parts of person's body that were missing at birth or removed by surgery.

Surgery Assistant

A Surgical Assistant (non physician) assists in the performance of any surgical procedure, working under the surgeon’s direction.  The assistant's responsibilities can include: assisting in moving and positioning the patent for surgery, assisting the surgeon in draping of the patient, clamping and tying blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry, assisting in closure of the incision, insertion of drainage tubes per surgeon’s directive. Certification is available as a Certified Surgical Assistant.

Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology is the branch of surgery which focuses on the surgical management of malignant neoplasms (cancer). The surgical aspects of cancer including biopsy, staging and surgical resection of tumors.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is the repair of organs located in the thorax, or chest. The thoracic cavity lies between the neck and the diaphragm, and contains the heart and lungs, the esophagus, trachea, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall, and diaphragm. General thoracic surgery deals specifically with disorders of the lungs and esophagus. Cardiothoracic surgery also encompasses disorders of the heart and pericardium.

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Urgent Care

This category represents practitioners and facilities that provide ambulatory care in a setting dedicated to the delivery of medical care outside of the hospital emergency department. Urgent care practitioners treat patients who have an immediate care need.

Urgent Care Center

Urgent care is defined as the delivery of ambulatory medical care outside of a hospital emergency department on a walk-in basis without a scheduled appointment. Urgent care centers are designed to treat conditions that are not life-threatening but need quick attention. Their are typically open in the early evening and weekend mornings.

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Vision Providers

This category represents providers who are optometrists and/or opthamologists that treat vision conditions.

Ophthalmology

Medical doctors that deal with ophthalmology, or the study of the eye, its appendages, and related diseases.

Optometry

The vision provider that you see for regular eye exams. Optometrists check for vision problems and eye diseases, and they prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation.