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Ex audiology
hearing evaluation & measurement
bacteri/o

Ex: bacterilogy
the study of bacteria
bi/o

Ex: biology
the study of living organisms
cardi/o

Ex: cariology
the heart & it's functions
dermat/o

Ex: dermatology
the diagnose & treatment of skin disease
endocrin/o

Ex: endocrinology
the endrocine system
gastr/oenter/o

Ex: gastroenterology
the stomach & instestine & their diseases
gynec/o

Ex: gynecology
the diseases of the genital tract in women
hemat/o

Ex: hematology
the morphology of blood & blood-forming tissues & their physiology & phathology
neur/o

Ex: neurology
the nervous system, both normal & diseased
onc/o

Ex: oncology
the study of tumors
ophthalm/o

Ex: ophthalmology
the eye
path/o

Ex: pathology
the essential nature of disease, esp. changes in body tissue & organs that cause or are caused by disease
physi/o

Ex: physiology
treating the functions of living organisms & its parts and physical & chemical factors & process involved
phys

Ex: physiatry

hint: notice the h after p
physical restoritve, rehab & maintenance of the body structures NOT PSYCH ! ! !
proct/o

Ex: proctology
the disorders of the rectum & anus
psych

Ex: psychiatry

hint: ps not ph here
the treatment and prevention of mental illness
phych logy

Ex: phycology
the mind & mental process; esp. in relation to human & animal behavior
radi/o

Ex: radiology
dealing with x-rays, radioactive substances, forms of radiant energy in diagnosis & treatment of disease
ur/o

Ex: urology
the urinary system in the ♂ & ♀
phys

Ex: physician
studies body function
practioner of medicine
esthesia

Ex: anesthesiologist
doctor of anesthesiology

general: produces sleep

regional: render area no pain
cardi/o

Ex: caroilogist
diaganosis & treatment of heart disease
derm/o (dermat/o)

Ex: dermatologist
treatment of infections, growths, & injuries related to the skin
endocrin/o

Ex: endocrinologist
treatment of disorders of the glands of internal secretion
gastr/oenter/o

Ex: gastroenterologist
the stomach & instestine & their diesases
gynec/o

Ex: gynecologist
the disease of the genital tract in ♀
hemat/o

Ex: hematologist
the blood & blood forming tissues
intern

Ex: internist
the internal organs & the body & their function
neur/o

Ex: neurologist
the central nervous system
onc/o

Ex: oncologist
tumors
opthalm/o

Ex: ophthalmologist
prescribing treatment for defects, injuries, & diseases of the eye
orth/o

Ex: orthopedist
the restoration of the function of the skeleton system & associated structures
ot/orhin/olaryng/o

Ex: otorhinolaryngologist
ear nose throat
path/o

Ex: pathologist

hint: body tissue etc. changes when sick or dead
the changes in body tissue & organs that cause or are caused by disease
proct/o

Ex: proctologist
the treatment of rectum & anus
psych

Ex: psychiatrist
the treatment of mental disorder
radi/o

Ex: radiologist
uses ex-rays & other radioactive substances for diagnoses purposes

note: NOT A Doctor but a RRT
registered radiologist technologist
geriatric

Ex: geriatrician
the disease of the elderly & aging
obstetric

Ex: obstetrician
pregnancy, labor, and puerperium (42 day period after childbirth and expulsion of placenta & membranes)
pediatric

Ex: pediatrician
treatment of children diseases
practice

Ex: practitioner
knows 6 practices in internal medicines:
obstetrics
gynecoloy
surgery
psychiatry
pediatrics
community medicine
Doctor can treat whole family & coordinate specialty care if needed
General Practioner (Doc. of Osteopathy)
any bone disease per Tabers

specializes in surgical & physical manipulation for correcting body functions: the D.O. treats the patient as a holistic entity
think similar to a chiroprator
Preventive Medicine practioner
occupational medicine
public health
general preventive medicine
Emergency Medicine practiner
emergency room care
treats acute illness
crisis situations
Choropractic

Ex: chiropractor
the manipulation of the vertebral column
Dentistry
teeth & associated structures
Endodonist
dentist specializes in condition of the tooth pulp and root and periapical tissues
oral surgeon
dentist specializes in oral surgery
othodonist
dentist specializes in treatment of irregulatities of teeth, malocclusion, facial problems
pedodontist
dentist and children teeth
prosthodontist
dentist who constructs artifical appliances disigned to restore & maintain oral function
dental hygienist
person assists dentist at chairside
dental technician
specilty trained to prepare prosthetics, like dentures, crowns, bridges, & partials
Registered Dietician
specialist schooled in use of proper diet for promotion of health, preventivie disease, therapy for treatment of disease
Dietetic Technician
D.T.R.
accoicate degree science trained to work under guidence of a dietitian. Can plan meals & nutritional care for patients
Podiatrist D.M.P.
deals w/ study & care of the foot
Medical Assisting
Medical assistant assists physician in examining & treating patients, routine & treating patients, routine lab testing, assigned clerical duties
Medical Librarian
M.L.A. skilled in providing books in current information to professional staff & personnel in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmency, etc.
Medical Record Administrator
skilled in managing info systems that meet medical requirments, ethical, legal, compile stats, direct & controlling medical record staff
Accredited Record Technician (ART)
person who organizes handles & evaluates patient medical records
Medical Technlogist or

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
skilled in performing test in a lab to id & track disease
Nursing R.N. or advanced practical nurse
specialist, licensed to work directly w/ patients, adminstering treatments as ordered by the doctor
Nurse Midwife or A.P.N. Advance practice nurse
nurse w/ additional training who speicalizes in care of women throughout pregnancy, delivery, postpartum period
Nurse Practioner
R.N. who has completed additional training & certification. is able to offer patients personal attention & follow up care
Public Health Nurse
R.N. concerned w/ prevention of illness & care of the sick in a community setting rather than a health care facility
Nursing, Practical LPN
1 year program by a state recognized school & has taken & passed state licensing test, works under the superivison of the R.N.
Physician Assistant
professional trained in some medical procedures who preforms limited duties under physician guidance.
Occupational Therapy
O.T.R. schooled in rehab of fine motor skills who coordinates patient activities
Optometry
O.D.trained to examine the eyes & prescribe corrective lenses when there are irregularities in vision
Pharmacy

Ex: Pharmacist R.Ph.
one who prepares, sell, dispense drugs, compounds, and prescriptions
Physical Therapy
R.P.T.
skilled in techniques of physical therapy & qualified to administer treatment prescribed by a doctor
Psychology

Ex: Psyhologist pHD or MS
has advanced degrees specialized in distrbed mental processes and abnormal behavior. Does not prescribe drugs
Radiology

Ex: Radiology Technologist
uses x-rays and radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis & treatment of diesase & works under the supervision of a radiologist
Respiratory Therapy

Ex: Respiratory Therapist ARRT
at least aas degree in respiratory therapy & assists patients to improve imparied respiratory functions under a physican's direction
Social Work

Ex: Health Care Social Worker
skilled in helping patients & families handle personal problems that result in long term illness or disability
Psychiatric Social Worker
maintans contact b/t patients w/ mental illness, their psychiatrist, families, and return to community life
Veterinary Medicine

Ex: Veterinarian DVM
trained & authorized to practice veterninary medicine & perform surgery on animals. May do research
Social Work

Ex: Health Care Social Worker
skilled in helping patients & families handle personal problems that result in long term illness or disability
Psychiatric Social Worker
maintan contact b/t patients w/ mental illness, their psychiatrist, families, and return to community life
Veterinary Medicine

Ex: Veterinarian DVM
doctor trained & authorized to practice veterninary medicine & perform surgery on animals. May do research