Explanation of Medical and Surgical Specialties
Physicians are listed in this directory by clinical service or specialty. For additional information on a physician's training or certifications, call one of our Physician Referral nurses at 314-205-6060.
Emergency medicine physicians initiate life-saving treatments for a variety of medical emergencies and direct the management of patients, including referral to appropriate specialists.
Endocrine surgery is a special field of surgery that focuses on the management of problems of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas.
Endocrinologists treat disorders of the hormone-secreting glands such as the pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Deficiencies and excess production of hormone secretion are correctable and treatable. Diabetes is the most common disease treated by an endocrinologist.