HIV: OPTIONS FOR MEDICAL CARE-GLOSSARY OF HOSPITAL PEOPLE AND PRACTICES: SPECIALISTS

In addition to the physician-of-record, the residents, and the fellows, the other physicians you will see in a hospital are the specialist physicians. Because AIDS affects so many different parts of the body, and because it takes so many forms in so many different people, no single physician can treat all aspects of the disease. Specialists (technically, these are sub-specialists) that are most likely to be consulted in HIV infection are neurologists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, dermatologists, psychiatrists, and pulmonary specialists. Each has a specific area of expertise that may be sought by the physician-of-record. In most instances these specialists make recommendations or provide special procedures. The person ultimately responsible for carrying out their recommendations and approving their procedures is the physician-of-record.
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HIV: OPTIONS FOR MEDICAL CARE-GLOSSARY OF HOSPITAL PEOPLE AND PRACTICES: SPECIALISTSIn addition to the physician-of-record, the residents, and the fellows, the other physicians you will see in a hospital are the specialist physicians. Because AIDS affects so many different parts of the body, and because it takes so many forms in so many different people, no single physician can treat all aspects of the disease. Specialists (technically, these are sub-specialists) that are most likely to be consulted in HIV infection are neurologists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, dermatologists, psychiatrists, and pulmonary specialists. Each has a specific area of expertise that may be sought by the physician-of-record. In most instances these specialists make recommendations or provide special procedures. The person ultimately responsible for carrying out their recommendations and approving their procedures is the physician-of-record.*163\191\2*

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