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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.
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Pain Management
A pain management doctor diagnoses and treats all different types of pain including acute, chronic or pain related to a condition, like cancer.

Pathologists diagnose diseases by microscopic study of tissues, bone marrow and body fluids. They evaluate the laboratory tests reported to physicians.

Pediatricians specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in children from birth through the teen-age years.

Perinatologist or Maternal Medicine specialist (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
Perinatologists or Maternal Medicine specialists take care of high risk or abnormal pregnancies often serving as advisors or consultants to a woman?s primary obstetrician.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physiatrists evaluate patients to determine the causes of disabilities and recommend individualized rehabilitation programs for maximum independence.

Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgeons specialize in the repair or surgical correction of medical conditions of the external body. These surgeons can perform aesthetic surgery to improve the appearance as well as surgery to correct or modify abnormalities, thereby improving function and appearance.

Plastic Surgery/Hands
A plastic surgeon for the hands provides treatment and surgery for disorders of the hand to improve the appearance as well as surgery to correct or modify abnormalities.

Podiatrists have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They provide preventative care and advice on how to improve mobility and the quality of life for their patients.

Prosthodontic doctors specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have undergone further studies to diagnose and treat mental illnesses. Some psychiatrists treat only adults or specialize in treating children while some treat all age groups. Some physicians also treat chemical dependency (alcoholism and substance abuse) problems in adults and/or adolescents.

Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonary medicine specialists are internists who treat patients with lung diseases and conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and cancer.