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Figuring Out What the Doctor is Saying: Key Terms for Patients

The role of the general physician and pediatrician in the medical world has changed dramatically over the past few decades. These days, patients who used to see one doctor over the course of their entire life may wind up seeing multiple physicians and surgeons for a single problem. For patients who are trying to navigate a maze of doctors, dentist and specialists, here are some terms that may be helpful to know.

  • Cardiologist - Physicians who specialize identifying and treating heart problems. Remember, not every specialist is also a surgeon so the doctor who identifies a problem may not be the one who operates on it.
  • Gynecologist - A doctor who focuses solely on the care and treatment of a woman's reproductive organs.
  • Neurologist - A specialist who works exclusively on conditions that affect the nervous system.
  • Oral Surgeon - A dentist who is qualified to perform surgery on the mouth and jaw. Though they usually don't work in hospitals, oral surgeons may be called upon to repair damage caused to the mouth in an auto accident.
  • Orthopedic - If you've ever broken a bone, chances are you were treated by a an orthopedic doctor who specializes in the skeletal system.
  • Pediatrician - Doctors who care for children and adolescents. Patients usually switch from a pediatrician to a general physician during their teenage years.
  • Primary Physician - The doctor who a patient sees on a regular basis for general ailments. The primary physician can refer patients to a specialist for specific ailments that fall outside of the general care realm.
  • Specialist - A doctor who has undertaken additional training in diagnosing and treating problems involving a specific body system, such as the cardiovascular or nervous systems.
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    Eugene Hunter Sr DR
    2310 4th St, Meridian, MS 39301
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    (601) 693-4878
     
    User Review: "I have had a lot of dental work done including 4 root canals. When they found out I had bc/bs they did every kind of xray..."
    Miller's Tae-Kwon-Do
    1800 College St, Columbus, MS 39701
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    (662) 327-5014
     
    User Review: "I now work a loss prevention job could not have done it without my training." - James (FL)
    Lenard J Rutkowski MD
    1800 12th St, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 703-4057
    Dwight S Keady Jr MD
    1704 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 482-1555
    John C Clay MD
    1704 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 482-1555
    J Reece Jones MD
    1704 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 482-1555
    French Terry
    2024 15th St Ste 4a, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 553-2000
    Dwight MD Hand Ph.D.
    1800 12th St, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 703-4918
    Don S Davis DR
    5002 Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 485-8115
    Shawn C Anderson DR
    2024 15th St Fl 1, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 553-2000
    J W Hover DR Dntst
    1210 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 693-1604
    James A Lauderdale III DR
    2321 16th St, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 693-4544
    Britt McCarty DR
    1922 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 482-8986
    David A McGrew DR
    1605 23rd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 482-6050
    Ronnye D Purvis DR
    2420 11th St, Meridian, MS 39301
    (601) 485-8974


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