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Adolescent medicine is the branch of medicine that specializes in treating adolescents and youths. An adolescent medicine physician focuses on the problems of patients who have reached puberty and are in adolescence. This physician specializes in the care of adolescents, including illness, substance abuse prevention and counseling, psychosocial disorders (depression and self-esteem problems, eating disorders), reproductive health, and sexuality issues.
Anesthesiology is the practice of blocking pain, discomfort or distress during surgery or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. An anesthesiologist is specially trained to plan, monitor and administer pain relief before and during an operation, and assess the patient’s condition and recovery afterwards. This specialist consults with patients for pain management, such as cancer patients, and those with critical illnesses or severe injuries.
Antoinette Austin-Glass, M.D.
Jocelyn L. Bush, M.D.
Avonelle J. Dorant, M.D.
Ricky Cottrell, M.D.
Bariatric Medicine is a medical specialty that studies obesity and weight problems, including their causes, prevention, and treatment.
Debra A. Carter-Miller, M.D.
Mercy O. Obeime, M.D. Selected TOP DOC by Indianapolis Monthly
Cardiology is the treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in treating heart conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, and disease of the heart valves. A cardiologist can inform your doctor about new drugs or tests that may be beneficial to you.
Some heart conditions can cause permanent damage to the heart muscle, and can be fatal. Methods that cardiologists use to study heart conditions include stress tests, a monitor to record your heart rate and rhythm, a biopsy, which studies a tiny piece of heart tissue, and an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to show a picture of how your heart works.
Akindolapo O. Akinwande, M.D. Selected TOP DOC by Indianapolis Monthly
Paul Terry Batties, M.D.
Dorian L. Beasley, M.D.
J. Mario Pyles, M.D.
Edward Ross, M.D.
B. Anthony Graves, M.D.
Dermatology is the study of disorders of the skin. A dermatologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin. This specialist also diagnoses and treats problems of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, and some sexually transmitted diseases. A dermatologist is knowledgeable regarding skin cancers, moles, tumors of the skin, allergic reactions to chemicals or other substances, and changes of the skin associated with aging.
Dermatologists also treat cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss and scars, internal disorders and diseases that affect the skin, and are qualified to perform standard surgical techniques used in the field of dermatology.
Sonya F. Campbell-Johnson, M.D.
Christopher I. Obeime, M.D.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE and PEDIATRICS
Matthew Crittendon, M.D
Diabetes, metabolism and endocrine disorders involve several different body systems, including the thyroid, the metabolism, and the reproductive system. An endocrinologist is a physician who deals with endocrine system disorders, involving glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also helps patients deal with disorders such as diabetes, nutritional disorders, and problems with reproductive health.
Ernest O. Asamoah, M.D. Selected Top Doc by Indianapolis Monthly
Family practice is the branch of medicine concerning the total health care of the person and the family. A family practice physician can have a varied and extensive medical background, including internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and geriatrics. A family physician has the skills and knowledge to provide care and health maintenance education for all ages. This physician is trained to diagnose and treat each member of the family, no matter what the problem.
Richard Y. Aina, M.D.
Chrystal L. Anderson, M.D.
Gastroenterology is the study of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of the body. A gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats diseases of the digestive organs, including the stomach, esophagus, intestines, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer in the GI tract, and jaundice. A gastroenterologist also performs complex diagnostic procedures, including the use of endoscopes to see and treat internal organs.
Olajide O. Odelowo, M.D.
Toyia N. James-Stevenson, M.D.
Geriatric medicine deals with aging problems and illnesses in older people. A geriatrician or geriatric physician has specific knowledge of the aging process and expert skills in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of diseases in the elderly. This specialist can treat geriatric patients in the patient’s home, an office, nursing home, or a hospital setting.
Geriatric psychiatry deals with the problems of mental and emotional disorders and diseases in the elderly. A geriatric psychiatrist has expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders of older people. The psychiatrist’s extensive medical training allows him or her to understand the relationship between emotional illness and medical illnesses. The psychiatrist is the physician best qualified to determine the physical and/or psychological causes of both mental and physical disorders.
Valerie Smith-Gamble, M.D.
General surgery can be performed on almost any area of the body. A general surgeon is a physician who performs surgery and provides preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients. This surgeon can treat diseases, injuries or deformities by surgery or minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopy, where a tiny scope is used to view internal organs or structures. The endoscope can be used during operating procedures, or before surgery, to diagnose, assess and treat problem areas.
Monet W. Bowling, M.D. (Breast Cancer Specialist)
Brian Brewer, M.D.
Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Hematology includes the study of etiology. It involves treating diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and the mechanism of coagulation. Such diseases might include hemophilia, blood clots, other bleeding disorders and blood cancers such as leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. The laboratory work that goes into the study of blood is frequently performed by a medical technologist or medical laboratory scientist. Many hematologists work as hematologist-oncologists, also providing medical treatment for all types of cancer.
Infectious disease medicine deals with infectious and communicable diseases caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. An infectious disease physician is one who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs, from the common cold and flu to HIV, respiratory infections, parasitic infections, and some allergies. In some cases, the physician may use preventive medicine; in other cases, antibiotics may be prescribed.
Virginia A. Caine, M.D.
Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with treating the whole patient. An internal medicine physician, also called an internist, can treat many illnesses and conditions, and is skilled in treating a patient who has several illnesses or disorders at the same time. This internist, who can be a primary care physician, emphasizes disease prevention and wellness, but can treat problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs, along with mental health or substance abuse issues.
The internal medicine physician can also treat cancer or diseases of the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems, while concentrating on the wellness of the patient as a whole.
Critical care medicine deals with life support or organ support for patients who are critically ill. A critical care physician diagnoses, treats, and supports patients who may be in an intensive care unit, or who may have multiple organ dysfunction. Patients who receive intensive care treatment are usually critically ill patients who are treated after major surgery and require intensive monitoring. The critical care or intensive care physician may also communicate with the patient’s primary physician, other specialists, and the critical care staff to coordinate treatment and care.
Neurology is the study of disorders of the nervous system. A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats nervous system disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This specialist deals with problems related to brain disease, disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves, and the blood vessels that provide circulation to these organs. A neurologist also treats specific diseases such as Bell’s palsy, cerebellar ataxia and meningitis.
Meredith W. Cousin, M.D.
Karen D. Rodman, M.D.
Jerry W. Smartt, Jr., M.D.
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation).
Neurosurgery is surgery of the nervous system. A neurological surgeon, or neurosurgeon, is a specialist who is trained in surgery of the nervous system, and can perform surgery on the brain, spinal cord, or other parts of the nervous system. This specialist is sometimes called a brain surgeon. The neurosurgeon also works with patients to diagnose, evaluate, and treat diseases or disorders of the nervous system, and aids in critical care of patients before, during and after surgery.
Ronald L. Young, II, M.D.
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Obstetrics and gynecology deals with disorders of a woman’s reproductive system. An obstetrician/gynecologist is sometimes a primary physician for women. The gynecologist treats women and their reproductive systems, but is also concerned with women’s menstrual problems, disorders of pelvic organs, infertility, or cancer of the reproductive organs. Some tests a gynecologist will order or administer are blood tests, a vaginal swab, or X-rays or ultrasound of the pelvic region. An obstetrician can be a gynecologist, and the two practices are closely related.
The obstetrician deals with problems of the woman and fetus during pregnancy and childbirth, and can act as a consultant to other physicians regarding the care of a patient. An obstetrician will see a pregnant woman regularly to check on her health and progress of her pregnancy. Risk factors in a pregnancy include the mother’s diabetes, a previous pregnancy complication, high blood pressure, or heart disease, and will require an obstetrician to check on a woman’s condition more often.
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, FETAL MEDICINE & Maternal MEDICINE
Fetal medicine and maternal medicine deal with women patients who have complications of pregnancy. An obstetrician/gynecologist treats women with high-risk or complicated pregnancies. A high-risk pregnancy, where the mother and fetus need special monitoring and medical care, may be a result of the mother’s diabetes, high blood pressure, or a seizure disorder. The fetus may have genetic disorders, or other problems that affect its development.
Sometimes if a woman is pregnant with twins or triplets or more, she may have additional health problems, or she may have a history of pregnancy complications. The obstetrician/gynecologist has special knowledge and skills to to deal with these health problems and work with the mother toward the safe delivery of a healthy baby.
Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer and tumors. An oncologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats cancer patients. The oncologist sometimes uses chemotherapy, and consults with other physicians to coordinate other methods of cancer treatments for a patient. Cancer patients need to take in to account the likelihood of a cure, or of prolonging life when cure is not possible, the effect of treatment on their symptoms, and the side effects of the treatment. People who are candidates for radiation therapy or anti-cancer drugs need to understand the risks involved with treatment. An oncologist can help to counsel a patient on treatment options and what to expect.
Michael T. Slaughter, M.D.
Harold O. Longe, M.D.
Radiation oncology uses radiologic imaging to diagnose all types of cancer and tumors in patients and then uses the imaging to treat the patients with radiation. A radiation oncologist is a radiologist who may use diagnostic tools such as x-rays, ultrasound, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and a CT scan (Computed Tomography) to help diagnose the disease and then develop a treatment plan for the patient. This specialist uses the diagnostic plan to treat patients with external beam radiation or internal radiation which is also known as brachytherapy. The radiation oncologist also consults with other physicians, such as medical oncologists and can also help to counsel a patient on these treatment options and what to expect.
Janna Andrews, M.D.
Stanley S. Givens, M.D.
Ophthalmology involves the treatment of the eye and vision disorders. An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats eye disorders and diseases, and sometimes performs eye surgery. Ophthalmology is more than just vision care. This specialist is trained to medically or surgically treat all ocular and vision problems, including disorders of the eyelids and visual pathways. The ophthalmologist also provides comprehensive vision exams and prescribes glasses and contact lenses.
Bettye-Jo E. Rawls Lloyd, M.D.
Phelgar D. Washington, M.D.
Otolaryngology is the field of medicine primarily concerned with problems with the ear, nose and throat. An otolaryngologist is a head and neck surgeon who diagnoses and provides comprehensive medical treatment for the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory system, and other head and neck systems. This specialist also performs plastic and reconstructive surgery on the face, and treats disorders of the larynx (voicebox) and hearing.
Other areas of concern to the otolaryngologist are treatment of diseases, allergies and related disorders of the head. Otolaryngology is commonly called ENT, because it primarily deals with the ear, nose and throat.
Orthopedic surgery deals with problems of the spine and the extremities. An orthopedic surgeon diagnoses and treats patients whose musculoskeletal problems include arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities. He or she also works with patients who have traumatic and overuse injuries. Using both surgical and non-surgical means, the orthopedic surgeon will treat injuries and degenerative problems of the spine and extremities, such as hands, feet, knees, shoulders and elbows.
Victor Egwu, M.D.
Dale S. Snead, M.D.
H. Jeffrey Whitaker, M.D.
ANATOMIC & CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
Clinical and anatomic pathology is the study of the causes and processes of diseases. A pathologist uses techniques in chemistry, biology and physical science. The pathologist inspects specimens of tissues, cells and body fluids under a microscope to diagnose, monitor and treat diseases.
Pediatrics is the treatment of disorders and diseases in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatrician is primarily concerned with the influence of disease and dysfunction on a child’s development, from preventive care to treatment of diseases. This specialist has background knowledge regarding congenital defects, immunology, oncology, infectious diseases, immunizations, and disorders that are unique to children.
James T. Blackwell, M.D.
Lanette C. Brown-Jones, M.D.
Toya J. Corbitt, M.D.
Tamara Dickerson, M.D.
Patricia A. Treadwell, M.D. Selected TOP DOC Indianapolis Monthly
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. A physical medicine physician, also called a physiatrist treats diseases and disorders including neck and back pain, and sports injuries or disorders resulting from trauma, such as spinal cord injury or head injury. The physiatrist works with the patient using X-rays, a physical exam, laboratory study, pain management and/or physical therapy, to achieve rehabilitation. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation.
Thelma Lynette Green-Mack, M.D.
Anthony W. Mimms, M.D.
Warrick Barrett, M.D. - Occupational Medicine
Plastic surgery is surgery to repair or reconstruct physical defects of the skin, head and body. A plastic surgeon performs structural cosmetic surgery for aesthetic reasons to change the shape of features on the head or body, or can perform reconstructive surgery to correct deformities of the head or body caused by injury, disease, or birth defects. This specialist deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, hand, extremities, breast, trunk and external genitalia. The plastic surgeon uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures, but in all reconstructive procedures as well.
Dion D. Chavis, M.D.
Monica L. Joyner-Wentland, M.D.
Psychiatry deals with prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness. A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats those with mental and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, substance-abuse disorders, and sexual and adjustment disorders. After assessment, the psychiatrist can diagnose, treat and manage an illness or problem by medication or various forms of psychotherapy. A psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises and other problems.
Jeanne I Dickens, MD, MS
Ryan R. Harris, MD
Dianne Martin, M.D.
Richard Payne, M.D.
Khendra I Peay, M.D.
RADIOLOGY and MAMMOGRAPHY
Diagnostic radiology involves one or more medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat disease. A diagnostic radiologist is a physician who works with X-rays, ultrasound, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT scans (Computed Tomography), and other imaging technology to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases or disorders, such as breast cancer, tumors, lung disorders or heart disease.
Annette C. (Akinwande) Douglas, M.D.
Lucia M. Spears, M.D.
Urology is the study of disorders of the urinary tract in males and females, and the male reproductive system. A urologist is a physician who treats diseases and disorders of the genitourinary system. The urologist deals with urinary tract infections, cancer of the urinary system, and surgery of congenital problems. Urologists also diagnose and treat incontinence, and are experienced in endoscopy (surgery that involves a scope enabling the surgeon to view the surgery area inside the body).
Andrew E. Moore, M.D. - Retired
Vascular surgery is surgery to treat disorders and diseases of the vascular system. A vascular surgeon performs surgery on patients with diseases, disorders, or inflammation of the veins and arteries. These diseases of the blood vessels can include vasculitis, aneurysms, ischemia, thrombosis, varicose veins, and immune system abnormalities.
Ajibola G. Akingba, M.D.