At Mountain State Medical Specialties, we strive to educate our patients regarding prevention, disease and treatment options. We are convinced that informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. Therefore, our website includes an extensive section covering a full array of topics regarding common diagnoses, treatments options, prevention and wellness.
MSMS has an experienced team of dedicated and caring nurses, medical assistants and clerical staff. Our medical staff takes great pride in being a vibrant part of our community by volunteering for health fairs, screenings, and community charity events. We don't just want to work in our communities, we want to be a part of them.
At Mountain State Medical Specialties, our number one goal is to provide outstanding patient care by highly trained and compassionate healthcare professionals who are dedicated to excellence.
Mountain State Medical Specialties, Inc. FAQ
What is an Allergist?
An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies (i.e. hay fever, cat and dog allergy dust mite allergies, and food allergies) asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders (i.e. immunoglobulin deficiencies such as IgA deficiency or common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)). These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.
After completing medical school, allergists undergo three years of residency training in internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the corresponding board exams.
Internists and pediatricians interested in becoming an allergist / immunologist have at least an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an allergy / immunology training program.
Allergist / immunologists listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Many of these individuals have achieved the rank of Fellow within the AAAAI. When you see “FAAAAI” alongside the designation of “MD” you know that your allergist / immunologist has met many of the highest standards in the field.Click here
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What is a Dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology after a one-year general internship and 3 years of dermatology residency. Dermatologists manage both acute and chronic skin rashes such as acne, eczema and psoriasis; skin infections such as impetigo, cellulitis and shingles, benign growths such as moles and warts; skin cancer using destructive techniques and surgery; hair and nail disorders such as hair loss and nail fungus. It is estimated that dermatologists study , diagnose and treat over 200 skin conditions in a career. Dermatologists are excellent diagnosticians and can often distinguish between conditions that share similar signs and symptoms. When necessary, they are skilled in performing biopsies to clarify the diagnosis and have the necessary surgical skills to manage most skin growths including skin cancer. Furthermore, dermatologists are skilled in helping your skin look its best through prevention and wellness techniques and offering the latest in rejuvenation techniques such as chemical peels, botulinum toxin, fillers and laser treatments.Click here
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What is a Primary Care Physician?
Primary care, defined by the American Academy of Family Physicans, is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the "undifferentiated" patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis.
Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings (e.g., office, inpatient, critical care, long-term care, home care, day care, etc.). Primary care is performed and managed by a personal physician often collaborating with other health professionals, and utilizing consultation or referral as appropriate.Primary care provides patient advocacy in the health care system to accomplish cost-effective care by coordination of health care services. Primary care promotes effective communication with patients and encourages the role of the patient as a partner in health care.Click here
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