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Glossary of Doctors Used for Injured Workers

There are many types of doctors and specialists that may be involved in your injured worker compensation case. These specialists are often necessary to address specific injuries and medical conditions. Your family doctor will likely be the referring physician to these specialists for a proper diagnosis and continued treatment of specific injuries and illnesses affecting the human body.

Here is a brief glossary of the types of doctors available that describes their specialties.

Anesthesiologist
A medical professional trained in the proper administration of medications for pain management and sedation and the monitoring of patients during surgery.

Cardiologist
A medical doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the heart and the blood vessels.

Dermatologist
A doctor that provides diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the hair, skin, nails, mouth, and genitals.

Endocrinologist
A doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting the hormones of the body.

ENT (Otolaryngologist)
An acronym which stands for Ear, Nose, and Throat used by specialists treating these areas of the body.

Family Practice Doctor
A medical doctor that provides continued and comprehensive health care for individuals and families on a long term basis. Their specialties range broadly in the diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions and illnesses affecting the overall body.

Gastroentologist
A medical specialist working in the field of diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the digestive system including the stomach, esophagus, small and large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and the rectum.

Gynecologist
A medical specialist trained in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the female reproductive system and its related medical conditions.

Hematologist
A medical specialist working in the field of blood conditions and diseases, including the diagnosis and treatment of the vascular system.

Hepatologist
A medical doctor specializing in the treatment and diagnosis of conditions affecting the liver.

Immunologist
A medical specialist that treats conditions related to the immune system. This field of medicine deals with conditions including allergies and asthma.

Nephrologist
A medical specialist that diagnoses and treats conditions and diseases of the kidneys.

Neurologist
A medical specialist dealing the treatment of nervous system disorders including the spinal cord, the nerves, and the brain.

Oncologist
A medical specialist that provides diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Ophthalmologist
A medical specialist that provides care and treatment of the eye.

Plastic Surgeon
A medical specialist that surgically treats disfigurements, deformities, and scarring from accidents, diseases, and birth defects.

Podiatrist
A medical doctor that specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Psychiatrist
A medical specialist that works with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions.

Pulmonologist
A medical specialist that deals with the health and diseases of the lungs.

Radiologist
A medical professional trained in the administration and interpretation of imaging tests such as x-rays and MRIs.
Rheumatologist/ Orthopedist
A medical specialist that treats the conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

Sleep Doctors
A medical professional that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sleep disorders.

Urologist
A medical specialist that diagnoses, treats, and prevents diseases and conditions of the urinary tract.

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