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Healthcare System

Taking care of your health involves choosing a doctor and understanding how to best get the care you need. This section will help you deal with these issues and provide some fun and shocking facts about the medical field.

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Epidemiologist

Epidemiologists study the outbreak, frequency, distribution, and control of communicable diseases. In addition, epidemiologists deal with the conditions under which certain diseases flourish. Find out more about what epidemiologists do.


Pulmonary medicine specialists treat disorders of the lungs and related passageways. Learn about specialists in the field of pulmonary medicine. See more »

Radiologists use X rays to treat disorders, while nuclear medicine specialists use radioactive substances in diagnosis. Learn about these specialties. See more »

Rheumatologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of bones, joints, and muscles. Find out what rheumatologists do. See more »

Doctors from a variety of medical fields list themselves as sports medicine practitioners. Learn about this growing field of medicine. See more »

A surgeon is a medical specialist who uses surgical operations to treat disease, injury, or deformity. Learn what surgeons do. See more »

Urologists deal with diseases and disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate gland, and male sex organs. Learn about urologists. See more »

Gynecologists and obstetricians specialize in areas related to the reproductive system, including pregnancy. Learn about OB/GYNs. See more »

Bariatricians have been making advances in treating people who are overweight. Learn more about bariatricians, including training required. See more »

Endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system, including diabetes. Learn about endocrinologists. See more »

Epidemiologists study the outbreak, frequency, distribution, and control of communicable diseases. Learn about what epidemiologists do. See more »