Guide to medical specialties
A medical specialty is a practice of medicine focused on a process such as a surgeon, an organ such as a cardiologist, or a group of patients such as an OB-GYN. Below we give you information on some of the medical specialties you can get at our Salus clinics and what each one would help you with if needed.
A trained internist who can diagnose and treat children and adults with allergies, asthma or other immune disorders. They can be of the skin, respiratory, digestive system, and others.
An internist who specializes in problems of the heart and circulatory system. Manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and arrhythmias.
Identifies and treats disorders and conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.
Treats the endocrine system or glands such as the thyroid, adrenal, and pancreas. You can also consult said specialist if you need to treat hormonal disorders or imbalances such as diabetes, obesity, metabolic, menstrual, growth, and sexual problems.
Specializes in diagnosing and treating digestive system problems in the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. They treat pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancers, and other ailments of the system.
An internist provides comprehensive care for complex diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, digestive, respiratory, and vascular systems. They also treat common eye, ear, nervous system, and reproductive problems.
This internist treats disorders of the kidneys, high blood pressure, and electrolyte and mineral imbalances. Also covers the needs and problems that lead to dialysis, when the kidneys are not working.
This specialty is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of different types of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, and muscles. They treat strokes, brain tumors, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and others.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Focuses on women’s health before, during and after their reproductive years. The obstetrician/gynecologist diagnoses and treats conditions of a woman’s reproductive system.
Has specific training in pregnancy, childbirth, and prenatal care, as well as sexually transmitted diseases, oncology, reconstructive surgery, and birth control.
This specialty focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to early adulthood. They are in charge of prevention and vaccination, diagnosis and treatment of chronic or acute diseases, growth, and development of the child.
It is the branch of medicine dedicated to the study, diagnosis, and medical or surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, or calf.
A Radiologist uses different techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound, electromagnetism, and others to make diagnoses and provide treatment options using imaging.
This internist specializes in conditions of the joints, muscles, bones, and tendons. Diagnoses arthritis, back pain, muscle tears, and other common sports injuries.
These are just a few of the many specialists you can see at Salus clinics. We make sure to have a wide variety so you can have more options to take care of your health. Make an appointment by calling us at 787.789.1996 or at saluspr.com.