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Understanding Provider Specialties

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Allergy And Immunology » Specialists in allergy and immunology treat conditions that involve the immune system. Examples include allergies, immune deficiency diseases, and autoimmune diseases.

Ambulatory Surgical Centers » Ambulatory Surgery Centers are modern healthcare facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.

Anesthesiology » Anesthesiologists provide anesthesia for patients who are having surgery or other procedures. They also treat pain and care for patients with critical illnesses or severe injuries.

Audiology » Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders.

Autism/BCBA (for plans with autism benefit coverage only) » These providers treat children with autism spectrum disorder.

Cardiology » Cardiologists treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery » Thoracic surgeons treat problems in the chest, including problems affecting the heart, lungs, or windpipe.

Chiropractic » Chiropractors adjust specific parts of the body (often the spine) to prevent and treat diseases.

Clinics » A clinic is a healthcare facility that is primarily devoted to the care of outpatients.

Colon & Rectal Surgery » Colorectal surgeons treat diseases of the lower digestive tract.

Dermatology » Dermatologists treat skin conditions.

Dietician » A dietitian is an expert in human nutrition and the regulation of diet.

Durable Medical Equipment » Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illnesses.

Ear, Nose & Throat » An ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Emergency Medicine » Emergency medicine specialists take care of patients with critical illnesses or injuries.

Endocrinology » Endocrinologists treat diseases that involve the internal (endocrine) glands. Examples include diabetes and diseases of the thyroid, pituitary, or adrenal glands.

Extended Hours » Clinics open beyond traditional hours.

Family Practice » Family practitioners provide primary care for people of all ages. They treat illnesses, provide preventive care, and coordinate the care provided by other health professionals.

Gastroenterology » Gastroenterologists treat diseases of the digestive organs, including the stomach, bowels, liver, and gallbladder.

General Dentistry » Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body. 

General Surgery » General surgery is the treatment of injury, deformity, and disease using operative procedures.

Genetic Counselor » Genetic counselors are health professionals with experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling.

Genetic Laboratory » Perform genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, which determines the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases.

Geriatrics » Geriatricians provide primary care for elderly patients.

Gynecology » Deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.

Hand Surgery » Hand surgeons perform surgery for patients with problems that affect the hand, wrist, or forearm.

Health Departments » State agency that focuses on issues related to the general health of the citizenry.

Hematology And Oncology » Hematologists treat diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph. Examples include anemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and leukemia.

Home Health » Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury.

Home Infusion Therapy » The administration of prescription drugs and solutions in the home via one of these routes: Intravenous, Intraspinal, Epidural, or Subcutaneous.

Hospice » A home providing care for the sick, especially the terminally ill.

Hospitalist » Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. 

Infectious Disease » Infectious disease physicians treat patients with all types of infectious diseases.

Internal Medicine » Internists treat diseases of the internal organs that don’t require surgery. They also provide primary care for teenagers, adults, and elderly people.

Lacation Counseling » Lactation counselors educate women, families, health professionals, and the community about breast feeding and human lactation.

Maternal & Fetal Medicine » Maternal-fetal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy. 

Neonatology » Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant.

Nephrology » Nephrologists treat disorders of the kidneys.

Neurology » Neurologists treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

Neurosurgery » Neurosurgeons perform surgery to treat problems in the brain, spine, and nerves.

Nurse Midwives » A registered nurse with additional training as a midwife who is certified to deliver infants and provide prenatal and postpartum care, newborn care, and some routine care (as gynecological exams) of women.

Obstetrics And Gynecology » Obstetricians and gynecologists take care of women during pregnancy and childbirth (called obstetrics). They also treat disorders of the female reproductive system (called gynecology).

Occupational Therapy » A form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.

Oncology » The branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.

Ophthalmology » Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in the care of the eyes. They prescribe glasses and contact lenses, diagnose and treat eye conditions, and perform eye surgery.

Optometry » Optometrists are eye care professionals who perform eye examinations, prescribe corrective lenses, and treat some eye diseases that don’t require surgery.

Oral Surgery » Oral surgeons are dentists who use surgery to treat problems in the mouth and nearby areas.

Orthopedic Surgery » Orthopedic surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and deformities of the bones and muscles.

Pain Management » Pain management specialists take care of patients with pain.

Pathology » Pathologists examine body tissues and interpret laboratory test results.

Pediatrics » Pediatricians provide primary care for infants, children, and teenagers.

Physical Medicine And Rehab » Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists are physicians who treat patients with short-term or long-term disabilities.

Physical Therapy » The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

Podiatry » Podiatrists specialize in caring for the foot and treating foot diseases.

Prosthetics And Orthotics » Orthotics and prosthetics are pieces of medical equipment that are used to replace or improve body parts.

Prosthodontics » The branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.

Pulmonology » Pulmonologists treat diseases of the lungs and airways.

Radiation Oncology » Radiation oncologists use radiation to treat cancer.

Radiology » X-rays and other high-energy radiation, especially the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Rheumatology » Rheumatologists treat problems involving the joints, muscles, bones, and tendons.

Sleep Management » Diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.

Speech Therapy » Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly.

Telemedicine » Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. 

Urgent Care » Urgent care is a category of walk-in clinic focused on the delivery of ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of a traditional emergency room.

Urology » Urologists treat problems in the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system.

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine » Hyperbaric medicine is medical treatment in which an ambient pressure greater than sea level.