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Finding a physician may be a daunting and frustrating experience. The vast majority of questions that The Doctor's Doctor receives addresses concerns asking for assistance in finding a physician specialist who has knowledge of their disease. As a service to these patients, we have compiled a list of specialties and their contact organizations who can guide the patient to an appropriate specialist in their area.


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Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders
Family Practice
Gastroenterology (GI tract, liver, and pancreas diseases)
Gynecologic Oncology (Cancers of the female reproductive system)
Hematology (Diseases of the blood and clotting, leukemias)
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine (General)
Nephrology (Diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, hypertension, dialysis)
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oncology (Cancer)
Perinatology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine)
Radiation Oncology
Rheumatology (Diseases of the bones and joints, rheumatoid arthritis)
Surgery (General Surgery)
Surgery, Cardiothoracic
Surgery, Colon and Rectal
Surgery, Neurosurgery
Surgery, Oncologic (Specialized cancer surgeries)
Surgery, Ophthalmology (Eye surgery)
Surgery, Orthopedic
Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery, Pediatric
Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, Transplant
Surgery, Urology
Surgery, Vascular

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Commonly Used Terms
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Surgical Pathology Report
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Got Path?
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Last Updated July 24, 2007

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