Glossary

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Name — 

Our Online Doctor & Hospital Finder includes the name of 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 verified at least every 36 months upon re-credentialing or as new information is received from the doctor or other health care professional.

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine — 

A specialty focusing on the care of sick newborn infants. Specialists in this field Perinatal have extensive experience derived from a focused clinical interest in the problems of newborns.

Nephrology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and management, by medication, diet or dialysis, of malfunctions and diseases of the kidney.

Neurology — 

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

NPI — 

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique number that identifies the individual health care provider.

Nuclear Medicine — 

A branch of medicine pertaining to diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative use of radioactive chemical elements.

Nuclear Medicine — 

Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive substances to examine organ function and structure.

Nurse Practitioner — 

A registered nurse who has completed an advanced training program in a medical specialty such as family practice, pediatrics or internal medicine. A nurse practitioner may function as a primary health care professional and prescribe medication.

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