Glossary

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Radiation / Oncology — 

A radiologist who deals with the therapeutic applications of radiant energy and its modifiers, and the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.

Radiology — 

Radiology is a medical specialty that employs the use of imaging to both diagnose and treat disease visualized within the human body.

Registered Nurse — 

A nurse who has completed a two- to four-year program in nursing, and provides direct patient care for acutely or chronically ill patients.

Rehabilitation Provider — 

A facility that assists in the restoration of skills of a person who has had an illness or injury so they regain maximum self-sufficiency and can function in a normal or as near normal manner as possible.

Renal Dialysis — 

The process of cleansing the blood by passing it through a special machine. Dialysis is necessary when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood on their own.

Reproductive Endocrinology — 

A specialty focusing on the management of complex problems related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Rheumatology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and related structures.

Rural Health Clinic — 

clinic that is located in a rural area designated as a shortage area, is not a rehabilitation agency or a facility primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases.

Rural Referral Centers — 

Rural Referral Centers are high-volume acute care rural hospitals that that are located in a rural area; have fewer than 51 acute care beds; makes available 24-hour emergency care services; and is not eligible for CAH designation, or has not been designated a CAH under section 1820 of the Social Security Act.

Ryan White — 

providers that receive Federal funding to provide HIV/AIDS treatment and related services to people living with HIV/AIDS who are uninsured or under-insured.

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