Oconee Regional Medical Center

Physician Specialties

 

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the provision of pain relief and the maintenance or restoration of a stable condition during and immediately following surgical, obstetrical, and diagnostic procedures.


Cardiology

Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms. Cardiologists also perform complicated diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catheterization, and consult with surgeons on heart surgery.


Dentistry

A dental practitioner specializes in the care and treatment of the teeth and gums.


Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair, and nails, as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. Dermatologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin, contact dermatitis, and other allergic and non-allergic disorders, and in the recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic (including internal malignancy) and infectious diseases. The dermatologist also has expertise in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin, such as hair loss and scars.


Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability. The emergency physician provides immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care, and disposition of a generally undifferentiated population of patients in response to acute illness and injury. The care provided by the emergency physician is episodic in nature and involves a full spectrum of physical and behavioral conditions.


Family Practice

Family Practice physicians are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. They have received a broad range of training that includes surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. They place special emphasis on care of families on a continuing basis, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. They are able to apply modern techniques to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the vast majority of common illnesses and injuries.


Family Practice with Obstetrics

Family Practice physicians are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. They have received a broad range of training that includes surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. They place special emphasis on care of families on a continuing basis, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. They are able to apply modern techniques to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the vast majority of common illnesses and injuries. Obstetrics is a branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the management of pregnancy, labor, and the post-labor recovery period.


Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology (Digestive Disorders) is a medical subspecialty concentrating on the digestive organs, including the stomach, bowels, liver, and gallbladder. The Gastroenterologist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice. Gastroenterologists perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using lighted scopes to see internal organs.


General Preventive Medicine

General Preventive Medicine is a specialty that focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being, and to prevent disease, disability, and premature death. In addition to the knowledge of basic and clinical sciences and the skills common to all physicians, the distinctive components of Preventive Medicine include biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, environmental and occupational influences on health, social and behavioral influences on health, and measures that prevent the occurrence, progression, and disabling effects of disease or injury.


General Surgery

A General Surgeon is a specialist prepared to manage a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The Surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients, and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of trauma victims and the critically ill.


Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is a medical specialty dealing with the long-term, comprehensive management of both common and complex medical illnesses of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internal Medicine physicians offer an understanding of and effective treatment for disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, and mental health.


Hematology/Oncology

Hematology/Oncology is a medical subspecialty focusing on both blood diseases and cancer. The Hematologist/Oncologist treats diseases of the blood and blood forming organs (i.e. spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and thymus) as well as neoplastic diseases arising in any organ system.


Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Internal Medicine is a medical specialty dealing with the long-term, comprehensive management of both common and complex medical illnesses of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internal Medicine physicians offer an understanding of and effective treatment for disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, and mental health.

Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms. Cardiologists also perform complicated diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catheterization, and consult with surgeons on heart surgery.


Nephrology

Nephrologists diagnose and treat disorders of the kidney — including dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function — high blood pressure, and problems involving fluid and mineral balance, in addition to consulting with surgeons about kidney transplantation.


Neurology

A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.


Obstetrics/Gynecology

A branch of medical science that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.


Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with comprehensive eye and vision care, including diagnosis, monitoring, and surgical treatment of all eyelid and orbital problems affecting vision.


Optometry

The practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses.


Otorhinolaryngology

The study of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.


Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic Surgery includes the preservation, investigation, and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means.


Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.


Pathology

Pathology Pathologists are physicians who specialize in laboratory medicine. They are experts in the use of laboratory procedures to diagnose and treat disease. A pathologist assists physicians in determining what medical problems their patients may have or what further procedures may need to be performed in order to make that determination. The pathologist may also help a patient’s doctor in deciding how a condition can best be treated.


Podiatry

Podiatrists, also known as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, arch problems, foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes, and ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections. To treat these problems, Podiatrists prescribe drugs, order physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also fit corrective inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strapping to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.


Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

The Pulmonologist diagnoses and treats pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs. Pulmonologists test lung functions in many ways, endoscope the bronchial airways if necessary, and prescribe and monitor mechanical assistance to ventilation.

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, And Sleep Medicine

The Pulmonologist diagnoses and treats pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs. Pulmonologists test lung functions in many ways, endoscope the bronchial airways if necessary, and prescribe and monitor mechanical assistance to ventilation. Sleep medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting sleep and daytime alertness and the effect of the sleep processes upon other medical disorders. The field of sleep medicine developed because specialized knowledge of the sleeping brain, and of pathological deviations from normal sleep physiology, provides the physician with the expertise to recognize and treat sleep-related illness.


Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology (Therapeutic Radiology) is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of cancer using radiation therapy. The Radiation Oncologist is also a specialist in the field of Oncology and its associated range of treatments.


Radiology

Radiologists are often referred to as “the eyes of medicine” because they help primary care physicians detect and diagnose disease. Radiologists bring special training and expertise to the interpretation of x-ray images. In addition to interpreting x-ray films, Radiologists use a variety of other modalities such as MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.


Urology

A specialist in Urology is qualified to manage benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the adrenal gland and of the genitourinary system. Urologists have a comprehensive knowledge of skills in endoscopic, percutaneous, and open surgery of congenital and acquired conditions of the reproductive and urinary systems and their contiguous structures.