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10 Most Popular Specialties in Phoenix

Whether you’re just starting your career in medicine or you’ve got an abundance of experience and you’re looking to make your next move, deciding where to settle down can be difficult! With that being said, we’ve put together a list of the most popular specialties to practice if you are in or around Phoenix. The list is based on the most-viewed residency programs in Phoenix and you can also find the list of general job duties for each specialty.

General Surgery
If you find yourself working in the General Surgery field as a Surgeon, you will perform operations to treat or prevent disease, repair damage caused by injuries, and improve bodily function by using different surgical instruments. In the event that you are a General Surgery Physician Assistant, you will have similar job duties that are related to surgery. This includes duties such as handing tools to surgeons, cleaning up the operation areas, among other things.

Pediatrics
As someone who works in Pediatrics, you can expect to be taking care of babies, children, teenagers, and young adults staring from birth up through the age of 21. You will diagnose and create a treatment plan for any illnesses, medical conditions, and injuries that your patients may have. Throughout their treatment, you will assess their condition throughout treatment and adjust the treatment plan from there, if need be.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
While working in the Obstetrics and Gynecology field, you will be performing routine check-ups on female patients, as well as providing medical support to pregnant women and diagnosing and monitoring illnesses and diseases. Routine care for pregnant women will include ultrasounds and other tests that will determine the health of a woman’s baby before birth. When performing routine check-ups on female patients that aren’t pregnant, you will be doing things such as pap smears and pelvic exams.

Anesthesiology
As a physician working in Anesthesiology, you will be responsible for administering pain relief before, during, and after medical procedures. You will also be monitoring patients’ vital signs during procedures, approving anesthetics (whether that is of the general, sedative, regional, or local variety). In the event that you are an Anesthesiologist, you will lead the Anesthesia Care Team to ensure optimal patient care and safety.

Emergency Medicine
While practicing Emergency Medicine, you will be responsible for the immediate care of patients who come into the emergency room or urgent care. Your duties will include creating treatment plans, performing follow-up visits, and requesting diagnostic tests for your patients.

Neurology
In your job in the Neurology field, you will be expected to act quickly in treating diseases related to organs such as the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. In addition to diagnosing and treating patients, you will be expected to conduct research to add knowledge to the medical community. Neurology is a time-sensitive field, so you will need to act meticulously but also swiftly.

Diagnostic Radiology
In the Radiology field, your job duties consist of analyzing images to diagnose and treat illnesses. This includes reviewing diagnostic images including ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT).

Orthopedic Surgery
In your career in the Orthopedic Surgery field, you will be responsible for performing surgery on those with disorders, malformations, diseases and injuries to their musculoskeletal system.

Dermatology
When you’re in a Dermatology role, you will be evaluating patients’ skin conditions and giving diagnoses based on your findings. As a result, you will assess and update patients’ medical history and keep records of symptoms, as well as prescribing medication to further patients along in their treatment plans.

Urology
As a physician in the Urology field, you will be treating patient conditions and disorders of the genitourinary organs and tracts. You can expect to fulfill duties such as assessing patients’ conditions and assessing and reviewing their health histories. This includes interpreting diagnostic tests and using specialized equipment such as x-rays, fluoroscopes, and catheters.

And there you have it! We’ve made it to the end of the list. Whether there’s a specialty that we missed, you’d like to give us feedback, or if you just want to tell us about the specialty you work in, feel free to reach out to us at information@practicematch.com! We look forward to your feedback!

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