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Doctors by Specialty

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Specialties

10 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Infectious Disease

    An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
    Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
    Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

Ratings & Comments

224 ratings with 62 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center when asked is excellent. Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center has been reviewed by 224 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Hampton VA Medical Center Hampton, VA 23667
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Washington Regional Medical Center Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex Hampton, VA 23666
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Alta View Hospital Sandy, UT 84094
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Sentara Bayside Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Sentara Careplex Hospital Hampton, VA 23666
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp Norfolk, VA 23507
  • Sentara Obici Hospital Suffolk, VA 23434
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Portsmouth, VA 23707
  • Norfolk Psychiatric Center Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dow Medical College
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Norfolk, VA.

  • Sentara Life Care

    Group Practice

    Norfolk, VA

  • Consultants IN Internal Med

    Group Practice

    Norfolk, VA

  • Breast Care Specialists

    Group Practice

    Norfolk, VA

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.