Glossary

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Skilled Nursing Facility — 

Facility that provides rehabilitation and various medical and nursing procedures at a non-acute level.

Sleep Medicine — 

A specialty that focuses on disturbance of sleep, unusual sleep patterns or behaviors.

Social Worker — 

A professional who uses community resources, individual casework or group work to promote the adaptive capabilities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environment.

Sole Community Hospitals — 

"Sole Community Hospital” (ICN 006399) is no longer available. It is now referred to as “Acute Care Hospital"

Specialty — 

A branch of medicine or surgery in which a doctor specializes; the field or practice of a specialist. This information is collected before a doctor 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.

Speech Therapy — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders.

Sports Medicine — 

A sports medicine physician has knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise, physiology, bio-mechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, injuries and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy lifestyle are essential to the practice of sports medicine.

STD Clinic — 

Diagnose and treat sexually transmitted diseases and receive funding from their State and local health departments through the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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