Glossary

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Gastroenterology — 

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

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.

Generic Drug — 

A drug that, as determined by the FDA, is the same as a brand name drug in dosage, safety strength, how it is taken, quality, performance and intended use.

Genetics — 

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

Geriatric Medicine — 

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

Group Affiliation — 

A group with which the doctor or health care professional is linked or affiliated. A medical group may have multiple doctors or other health care professionals within the group. 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.

Group Health Insurance — 

Health plans offered to a group of individuals by an employer, association, union or other entity.

Gynecologic Oncology — 

A specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer.

Gynecology — 

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

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