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Cardiovascular Medicine

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive medical management including preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or other conditions that affect the heart, lungs and blood vessels. Cardiologists manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms in settings such as coronary care units of hospitals.

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Gastroenterology

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for people who have diseases and conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer or jaundice that affect the digestive system including the stomach, bowels, liver, gallbladder and related organs.

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Geriatric Medicine

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for elderly individuals who have diseases or conditions that are associated with the aging process. Special assistance may include recognizing altered presentations of illnesses, dealing with multisystem organ involvement, handling special drug interactions, utilizing resources such as nursing homes and community social services, and assisting with ethical issues in the care of people who are elderly.

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Hematology

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia or lymphoma which are related to the blood, blood-forming tissue, spleen and lymph glands. Hematologists may perform special types of transfusions and biopsy the bone marrow for analysis.

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Nephrology

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide medical management including comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have disorders of the kidney, hypertension or fluid and mineral imbalances.

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Pulmonary Disease Specialty

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or conditions that affect the lungs and other chest tissues. Pulmonologists diagnose and treat asthma, pneumonia, cancer, occupational diseases, bronchitis, emphysema and other complex disorders of the lungs.

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Rheumatology

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide for the comprehensive medical management including preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or conditions that affect the joints, muscles, bones, tendons and other supporting structures such as ligaments and cartilage. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, various types of back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries and rare diseases of the tissues and arteries in many body systems often referred to as collagen disease.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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