Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Allergies and asthma are common conditions that affect millions of people and often occur together. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology focuses on evaluating, diagnosing, treating and managing abnormal immune system responses that cause allergies and asthma in children and adults.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for a gradual decline in memory, behavior and cognitive abilities. While there is no cure, researchers are working tirelessly to make advances into improved diagnosis and treatment.
Anesthesiology focuses on the care of the patient before, during and after surgery. Anesthesiologists administer medication that relieves pain by either numbing certain parts of the body or suppressing consciousness while a patient undergoes a surgery or other invasive procedure.
Anticoagulation care is provided to patients who are at risk of blood clots and have been prescribed anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners, by their physician. Providers work with patients to help manage anticoagulation therapy and lower the risk of complications.
Arthritis & Rheumatology
Rheumatologists treat and manage conditions that cause inflammation and swelling in the joints. This includes osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints and other organs.
Behavioral health is the study of how a person's actions, behaviors and habits affect their well-being and physical health. It includes treatment for ADHD and related concerns, inattentiveness, learning, mood and defiance disorders, ADD and autism in both in children and adults.
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. When caught early, it is often easier to treat successfully. Regular breast exams, mammograms and breast screenings all aid in the early detection of breast cancer, often before there are signs or symptoms present.
Cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on disorders that affect the heart and cardiovascular system, including blood vessels and blood. Cardiologists treat a wide range of conditions, including congenital heart defects, arrythmia, coronary artery disease and heart failure.
Clinical Research and Trials
Clinical research focuses on making advancements in medical technology. It helps determine the safety and efficacy of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatments. The research may include prevention, treatment, diagnosis or relieving symptoms of a disease.
Critical Care Medicine
Critical care medicine, also called intensive care medicine, typically takes place in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Critical care providers treat seriously injured or critically ill patients who have or who are recovering from conditions that may be life-threatening.
Dermatology involves the management of conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists address issues ranging from acne to skin cancer. They also offer cosmetic procedures, which are aesthetic-based instead of medical and help to improve the look and feel of skin.
Diabetes care is offered to patients who have been diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. It provides education and resources to patients to help them gain knowledge, manage their condition, reduce the risk of complications and enhance their quality of life.
Dialysis is a treatment for patients with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease. Kidneys filter waste and toxins out of the blood. When the kidneys are failing and not functioning properly, dialysis is needed to filter those toxins out of the bloodstream.
Ear, Nose & Throat
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, also called otolaryngologists, provide treatment for conditions of the head and neck. Conditions of the ears, nose and throat range in severity and symptoms. Because they work together, a problem in one of these areas can affect all three.
Endocrinology is a specialty of medicine that diagnoses and treats the conditions that occur with hormone imbalance. Hormones are controlled by endocrine glands, and when functioning incorrectly, they can negatively affect growth, mood, reproduction, metabolism and more.
Family medicine is a specialty that provides comprehensive care for the individual and family across all ages. Family physicians receive training in six broad areas of medicine: pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, surgery and community medicine.
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on the gastrointestinal system. Gastroenterologists diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the digestive organs, including the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, colon, rectum, gallbladder, pancreas and liver.
Gastroenterology - Hospital Care
Gastroenterology – Hospital Care is a branch of gastroenterology. Gastroenterology hospitalists provide inpatient evaluation, treatment and care for hospitalized patients with intestinal tract, liver and pancreatic care needs and work with hospital staff to oversee a patient’s care.
Hematology/Oncology combines two fields of medicine. Hematology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the blood, and oncology is the study and treatment of cancer. A hematologist oncologist specializes in treating cancers of the blood, such as leukemia.
Hattiesburg Clinic’s Hospital Care Service consists of Hattiesburg Clinic physicians and providers. Hospital Care physicians care for patients exclusively while they are in the hospital. These physicians coordinate a patient’s hospital care with his or her primary care physician.
Hypertension care is needed when a patient’s blood pressure is higher than normal on a regular basis, which is known as hypertension. A hypertension specialist is an internal medicine physician who has specialized training in the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure.
Imaging radiologists offer a variety of diagnostic scans and tools to help protect from and detect disease at the earliest stages. This includes, but is not limited to x-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography.
Infectious Disease is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. An infectious disease specialist is an expert in the management of infectious diseases of all types and in all body systems.
Internal Medicine is a branch of primary care that focuses on treating adults. Internal medicine physicians, also called internists, provide care for the adult population’s day-to-day medical needs, offering comprehensive medical evaluations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
In a medical laboratory or designated patient areas, tests are conducted on blood and specimen samples collected from a patient. Medical professionals, also known as laboratory scientists, study these body tissues and fluids to aid in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine is a sub-specialty of obstetrics that focuses on the care of women with high-risk pregnancies and their unborn babies. Maternal fetal medicine physicians offer specialized care to help identify, treat and manage any prenatal or postnatal complications.
Mental health refers to a person's cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being. Mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and counselors who are all trained to diagnose, treat and manage conditions that impact mental health.
Nephrology, also called renal medicine, is a medical specialty that focuses on the kidneys. Nephrologists are physicians who specialize in the management of normal kidney function and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic kidney problems in adults and children.
Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the central, autonomic and peripheral nervous systems. Neurologists diagnose, treat and manage all conditions that affect these systems, which includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.
Neurology - Hospital Care
Neurology – Hospital Care is a branch of neurology focusing on patients hospitalized with conditions affecting the nervous system. A neurohospitalist is a neurologist who primarily provides consultative care to patients requiring inpatient care due to a serious illness.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology focuses on women’s reproductive health. Obstetricians treat women throughout pregnancy and provide pre- and postnatal care. While most gynecologists are also obstetricians, gynecologists treat a woman’s general reproductive health outside of pregnancy.
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Hospital Care
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Hospital Care is a service dedicated to delivering babies or responding to obstetrical emergencies at a hospital. This patient-focused care supports more seamless and comprehensive care for women in labor.
Occupational medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the maintenance of health in the workplace. Occupational medicine physicians provide diagnosis and treatment of work-related illnesses and injuries and offer health programs to meet a company’s individual needs.
Occupational therapy treats problems with movement and coordination. Occupational therapists care for people who have injuries, illnesses or disabilities that prevent them from performing basic daily activities and work with them to help them lead more independent lives.
Ophthalmology & Optometry
Ophthalmology and Optometry focus on vision care and the treatment of eye conditions. An ophthalmologist performs medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions. An optometrist provides care ranging from eye exams to the treatment and management of vision changes.
An optical shop is a store that offers eyeglasses, frames, sunglasses and contact lenses. Trained professionals assist patients in finding the best frames and lenses to fit their lifestyle and vision needs. They also offer eyeglass adjustment and repair services.
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that uses both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat injuries and diseases within the body’s musculoskeletal system. This includes the parts of the body that allow movement - bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Pain management helps people with chronic pain manage their pain and improve their quality of life. It also helps patients alleviate acute pain following surgery or an injury. Pain management treatments typically include medications, injections, therapy and exercise.
Pathology is the study of what causes disease and the disease’s effects on the body. Pathologists aid physicians and patients by evaluating tissue biopsies, specimens and laboratory data to help determine a diagnosis. Pathologists play a critical role in medical research.
Pediatric gastroenterology is a subspecialty of both pediatrics and gastroenterology. A pediatric gastroenterologist is specially trained to diagnose, manage and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system in children ranging from newborns to teenagers.
Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine focusing on the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to 18 years old. Pediatricians offer preventative health maintenance and ongoing monitoring for healthy children and medical care for sick children.
Pharmacies are responsible for preparing, dispensing, reviewing and monitoring medications, while also ensuring safe and effective uses of medicines. Pharmacists also answer questions patients may have about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications or health concerns.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how the body moves and functions. They aim to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities.
Physical therapy is a medical treatment used to restore functional movements, such as standing, walking and moving different parts of the body. Physical therapists are movement experts who work with patients to maintain, restore or improve mobility and help reduce pain.
Plastic Surgery is medical specialty that can be broken down into two areas: reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive surgery focuses on repairing defects caused by birth disorders, injury or illness that affect appearance and function; cosmetic surgery enhances existing features.
Podiatry is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. Podiatrists work to improve mobility, relieve pain and treat infections. They also treat chronic conditions, such as diabetes, that can adversely affect the feet.
A primary care physician (PCP), also known as a family medicine doctor, internal medicine doctor or pediatrician, helps care for patients’ day-to-day medical needs. These doctors work with patients on an ongoing basis to prevent long-term illness and help patients stay healthy.
Pulmonary medicine is an area of medicine focusing on respiratory health. Pulmonologists receive specialized training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chronic conditions that affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system that aid in breathing.
Sleep medicine is a medical subspecialty focused on diagnosing and treating sleep disorders and disturbances. Sleep medicine doctors have a comprehensive understanding of how sleep affects the body and mind and work with patients to improve sleep, which improves quality of life.
Speech-language pathology specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of speech, language, social and cognitive communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists are communication experts who work with patients of all ages, from infants to adults.
Spine Care specialists treat conditions related to the spine that cause back and neck pain, headaches, mobility issues and joint problems. They work with patients to offer a tailored treatment plan that may include nonsurgical and surgical options, depending on the patient.
Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on physical health and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports medicine physicians work to maintain health, function and wellness for athletes, active professionals and youth.
General surgery includes a wide range of surgical procedures. A general surgeon has broad knowledge of many different conditions and specialized knowledge of the entire surgical process, from the initial evaluation through preoperative, procedure and post-operative management.
Urgent care, also known as Immediate Care, are medical offices which offer same-day services treating a variety of minor injuries and acute illnesses that require immediate attention but are not life-threatening. Most urgent care centers offer extended hours and weekend services.
Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, bladder and other organs that assist in removing urine from the body. Urologists also treat the male reproductive system.
Vascular Surgery is a medical subspecialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that affect the vascular system. This includes the veins, blood vessels, arteries and lymphatic system, which filters waste out of the blood and fights off infection.
Weight management is the process of reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. Weight management specialists work with patients to implement behaviors, techniques and lifestyle changes that aid in weight loss. They also offer safe and effective surgical weight loss procedures.