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Below is a list of specialties offered at Catholic Health and the part of the body or branch of medicine on which they focus.

Use our physician directory to find doctors by specialty.

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Specialty Focus
Allergy allergies and allergic asthma 
Anesthesiology pain relief, especially during surgical procedures
Bariatric Surgery weight loss surgery
Cardiac Surgery surgical treatment of diseases of the heart 
Cardiology diseases of the heart
Chiropractic misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column
Colon / Rectal Surgery colon and rectum
Dental Services teeth, gums and the supportive structures of the mouth
Dermatology skin, hair, nails and mouth
Emergency Medicine illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention
Endocrinology adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, pituitary gland and hormones
Endoscopy minimally invasive diagnostic testing and treatment
Family Practice comprehensive care for patients of all ages
Gastroenterology digestive system
General Practice comprehensive care for patients of all ages
Geriatric Medicine care for elderly patients
Gynecology Oncology gynecologic cancers (i.e. cancers of the uterus, ovaries, vagina, etc.)
Hematology diseases and disorders of the blood 
Infectious Disease acute and chronic infectious diseases
Maternal-Fetal Medicine maternal and fetal healthcare, especially for high-risk pregnancies
Medicine internal organs; adult medicine
Neonatology newborns
Nephrology structure and function of the kidneys
Neurology nerves and the nervous system
Neurosurgery nervous system, especially brain and spinal cord
Nuclear Medicine medical imaging that uses radioactive substances
Obstetrics/Gynecology female reproductive and urinary systems, pregnancy and delivery
Oncology cancer
Ophthalmology eyes
Oral Surgery jaw and mouth
Orthopedics bones and muscles
Otolaryngology ear and throat
Otorhinolaryngology ear, nose and throat
Pathology analysis of tissue samples and bodily fluids and secretions
Pediatrics treatment for infants, adolescents and young adults
Physiatry rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery reconstructing or repairing parts of the body
Podiatry feet
Psychiatry mental or behavioral disorders
Pulmonology lungs and respiratory system (asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, etc.)
Radiation Oncology radiation therapy to treat cancer 
Radiology diagnosis and treatment of disorders using imaging technologies
Rehabilitation recovery from disabilities (i.e. physical therapy)
Rheumatology rheumatic diseases (i.e. arthritis)
Surgery general surgery: abdominal organs, breast, skin, head and neck, vascular
Thoracic Surgery lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm
Urology bladder, kidneys and urinary tract system
Vascular Surgery arteries and veins
Wound non-healing wounds, such as bedsores

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