Glossary

G

Gastroenterology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system.

Gender — 

Our Online Doctor & Hospital Finder includes gender information for participating doctors or other health care professionals. This information is collected before a doctor or other health care professional joins our network(s) and it is confirmed at least every 36 months upon re-credentialing or as new information is received from the doctor or other health care professional.

General Preventive Medicine — 

Specialists in preventive medicine are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health. They have the skills needed to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability and death in individuals and in population groups.

General Surgery — 

A specialty covering a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Genetics — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients who have genetic-linked diseases.

Geriatric Medicine — 

A specialty focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the elderly.

Gynecology — 

A specialty focusing on the care and management of the female reproductive system.

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