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What is a "specialist?"

Individuals who graduate from medical school eventually direct their interest to a particular field of medicine.

After selecting a specialty area to further their training, physicians can choose a more specific sub-area of that specialty in which to become a subspecialist. For example, a pediatrician may choose the subspecialty of endocrinology and become a pediatric endocrinologist.

To help you make appropriate physician choices and gain confidence in the expertise of your health professional, ISMA's Doctor Details offers brief descriptions of some of the various kinds of physician specialists.

Select and click a specialty from the list below to read its description.

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