Specialties

A primary care practice serves as the patient's first point of entry into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services. Primary care practices provide patients with ready access to their own personal physician, or to an established back-up physician when the primary physician is not available.

Primary care practices provide health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings (e.g., office, inpatient, critical care, long-term care, home care, day care, etc.).

Internal Medicine medical specialty of dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. They are trained to work with adult patients and may act as a primary care physician.
Performed to repair parts of the musculoskeletal system including joint replacements.
An opthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists.
Pulmonology is the medical specialty dealing with disease involving the respiratory tract specifically concentrates on the lungs and bronchial tubes which can broaden out to the upper respiratory tract and heart. Pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, and emphysema are examples of pulmonary conditions.
A surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.
This is a specialty dealing with minimal access techniques using cameras and small instruments inserted through 0.3 to 1 cm incisions. Gallbladders, appendices, and colons can all be removed with this technique. Hernias are now repaired mostly laparoscopically. Most bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically. General surgeons that are trained today are expected to be proficient in laparoscopic procedures.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery)