Nephrologists – What they Treat, Procedures, and More

Nephrology: An Overview Nephrology is a specialty branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys and the urinary system consisting of ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra. It includes kidney physiology, kidney disease, the treatment of kidney-related problems, renal replacement therapy, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract. Effects of systemic conditions like diabetes and...Continue Reading

Neurologist – Definition, Treatment Areas, and more

Neurology: Definition & Overview Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with various disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves and their blood supply. The major areas covered in neurology are: The Central Nervous System The Autonomic Nervous System The Peripheral Nervous System A physician who works and treats...Continue Reading

Pediatric Surgeons – Taking Care of Your Child Since Birth

Pediatric General Surgery: An Overview Pediatric Surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that includes surgical procedures carried out on neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Fields within Pediatric Surgery includes:- Neonatal Surgery: Surgery performed on newborn babies Fetal Surgery: Surgical procedures performed on a fetus in the womb Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery: Heart surgery performed on...Continue Reading

Types of Pediatric Specialists and When Your Child Needs One

Pediatric Medicine: An Overview Pediatric Medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, from birth to age 18. The doctors who specialize in this field are known as Pediatricians. They diagnose and treat specific health issues, diseases, and disorders related to the growth and development of a child-like...Continue Reading

Pain Management & Palliative Care Specialists – Improving the Quality of Life

Pain Management & Palliative Care: An Overview Pain management and Palliative care are used to manage a disease or medical condition that is serious or life-threatening. It helps ease the pain and other associated physical, emotional, or psychosocial symptoms. It also eases other distressing symptoms like depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and shortness of breath. Palliative...Continue Reading

Pathology Doctors – What They Do and What to Expect

Pathology: An Overview Pathology is a branch of medical science that is concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of a disease. It involves examining tissues, organs, body fluids, and autopsies in order to study and diagnose diseases. There are many subdivisions in pathology branch, depending on the types of methods used and the types...Continue Reading

Physiatrists – What They Do, Treat, and More

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: An Introduction Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine. It aims to enhance and restore functional ability and ultimately, the quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed...Continue Reading

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons – What They Do and How They Do It

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Definition Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a surgical specialty that is performed to correct facial and body abnormalities usually caused by birth defects, injuries, diseases, or simply aging. The goal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is to improve body function and make the patient feel more normal in appearance and improve...Continue Reading

Radiologists – What they Do & Why You Need One

Who is a Radiologist? Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing injuries and diseases using medical imaging procedures and radiology tests such as X-rays, CT Scans (computed tomography), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, PET Scans (positron tomography), and ultrasounds.  Doctors today require the help of diagnostic imaging to manage patients. For many diseases,...Continue Reading

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists – Women Health Specialists

An Introduction to Obstetrics & Gynaecology Obstetrics & Gynaecology, also known as OB-GYN is a branch of medicine that specializes in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. It is also concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the female reproductive organs, other health issues in women such as infections, menopause, hormone problems, contraception,...Continue Reading