A medical doctor is a person who practices medicine; sometimes referred to as a MD, medical practitioner, family doctor, primary care doctor, general practitioner, clinician, or consultant.
A place for patient treatment providing medical and surgical treatment with specialized staff, including doctors and nurses.
Also known as same day or Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) and are intended for surgical procedures that are less complicated than required hospitalization.
Dental health is a branch of medicine focused on oral care and relating to the teeth. Patients typically see a Dentist and an Oral Hygienist during visits.
Optometrist, Ophthalmologists and Optician physicians specialize in the eyes, related structures, vision and visual systems. These professions differ in training and in what they can diagnose and treat.
Often referred to as a Vet, a person who practices medicine by treating disease, disorder, and injury in animals
A facility that provides controlled conditions for practice, observation, or testing or can be used for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.
An emergency medical technician (EMT), or similarly a paramedic, is a profession certified to administer basic emergency services quickly for medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.
Housing for disabled or elderly people, and the fastest growing long term care option for seniors. Services include nursing care, housekeeping, and preparing meals.
Helps adults live independently for as long as possible by providing medical service in the home. This is typically less expensive and more convenient than Assisted Living or Hospitalization.
A store where medical drugs are dispensed and sold by a Pharmacist, one who specialize in safe and effective medication use.
Also referred to as an Obstetrician or OBGYN, a medical professional who specializes in women's reproductive health, including delivering of babies.
Often called point of care dispensing, is when medications are purchased directly from a Physician or Doctor at their Practice and not at a local pharmacy or through a mail order program.
A professional employed to supervise and look after the well being of swimmers, surfers and others at a public pool, beach, or water park.
A medical facility for walk-in patients to be seen right away. Intended for injuries or illnesses that require immediate attention, but not serious enough to go to an emergency room.
Also called HRT, menopausal hormone therapy, or estrogen replacement therapy relieves symptoms in women related to menopause and aging, replacing hormones the body no longer makes.
An educational facility or institution that teaches and awards degrees in the field of medicine to physicians, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.
Spas offer treatments such as facials, massage and body treatments. When changing ones face or body through voluntary surgery often to enhance appearance, this is considered cosmetic surgery.
Often referred to as a tattoo shop, tattoo studio or tattoo parlor and operated by one or several professional tattoo artists who voluntarily apply permanent decorative ink to the human body.
Environmental science and engineering, which includes ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, geology and more, is the study of the effects of natural and unnatural processes on the environment.
Hospitality is often referred to as the service industry, includes the tourism industry and specifics such as lodging, transportation and cruises. Industrial facilities typically include manufacturing plants or factories.
Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
Introduced in Japan in the 1980s, functional foods are foods that are believed to have a positive effect on the human body. Nutraceuticals are marketed for their health or medical benefits and as pharmaceuticals, but are not considered regulated drugs.
An institution for educating children or adults consisting of a body of students and teachers. Academics can include anything from math, science or biology to a second language. Universities are typically for advanced learning.
Correctional facilities, prisons and jails are facilities that hold people that have been committed of crimes or are awaiting trial to see if they will be found guilty of committing crimes.
An administrative unit, that can be elected or appointed, that is responsible for oversight and administration of specific functions such as homeland security or specific groups of people such as a city or a county.