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8Medical Specialties | Especialidades MedicasEXPLANATION OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIESallergy & Immunology: evaluation, physical and laboratory diagnosis, and management of disorders involving the immune system.Anesthesiology: The anesthesiologist’s principal task is providing pain relief and maintenanceof a stable condition during an operation. The anesthesiologists assess the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and optimize the patient’s condition prior to, during, and after surgery.Cardiology: Diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks, and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.Cardiovascular Surgery: Surgical correction of cardiac disorders. Cardiac surgical services range from repairing congenital heart defects in infants and children to performing heart transplantations and other complex procedures for high-riskadult patients.Dermatology: Diagnosis and treatment of patients with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair and nails.emergency Medicine: emergency Medicine is primarily a hospital-based specialty, which involves the treatment of patients who come to an emergency room. The emergency physician provides immediate evaluation, care, and disposition of patients with acute illness and injury. if the emergency physician feels the patient should be admitted, then they are referred to the appropriate specialty of medicineor surgery for admission to the hospital.endocrinology: Disorders of the internal glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.Facial Plastic Surgery: Focuses on the knowledge, skill and understanding required to perform esthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck.Family Practice/General Practice: Prevent, diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages, with special emphasis on care of families on a continuing basis.Gastroenterology: Treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver, and gallbladder.Geriatric Medicine: Geriatric Medicine is not regarded as a sub-specialty, but rather as an added competence in trained internists. The elderly have special needs since they often have an altered presentation of illness and special drug interactions.Gynecology: Medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders.Infectious Disease: These sub-specialists dealwith infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. Patients with fevers that have not been explained, as well as rare and exotic infections with bacteria, viral and fungi, are often diagnosed and treated by these sub-specialists. They areespecially suited to help in the treatment of patients who may present multiple and unique infections.Internal Medicine: long-term and comprehensive care; managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly.Nephrology: Disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure,  uid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function.neurology: Diagnosis and treatment of all types of disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.Neurosurgery: operative and non-operative management of disorders of the central, peripheral,and autonomic nervous systems.Obstetrics & Gynecology: The care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery. Medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders.Manatee County Medical Society ~ 2017 Physician Directorywww.ManateeMed.orgmedical specialties

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