The following speciality clinics and providers are available in the Outpatient Clinic Department at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, which began in 1977. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 608-776-5748.
Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. People are often referred to audiologists because of ear infection, ringing in the ears, dizziness, pain, chronic middle ear problems or noticeable changes in their hearing ability.
Cardiology is the study of the heart and its functions, its diseases and treatment. Cardiologists diagnose heart disease problems and make treatment recommendations. These specialists also treat patients with blood pressure issues and heart rhythm irregularities.
Cardiac Pacer Clinic
This specialized clinic provides care for those with heart rhythm problems, fainting, rapid or slow heart beats or congestive heart failure due to heart muscle weakness. Also offered are device checks for those who have pacemakers or defibrillators.
Diabetic education is the teaching of the medical management and treatment options for those diagnosed with diabetes. A certified diabetic educator and a dietician personalize treatment plans for diabetics based upon each individual’s medical needs.
Dialysis is defined as the process of cleaning wastes from the blood artificially. This job is normally done by the kidneys. If the kidneys fail, the blood must be cleaned artificially with special equipment. Nephrologists study the function and diseases of the kidney and provide treatment and the medical management of those on dialysis.
Endocrinology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine glands (including the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands), such as diabetes and hyperthyroidism.
Otolaryngologyis the medical and surgical care for diseases of the ears, nose and throat (ENT). Commonly seen by ENT are disorders of the tonsils, adenoids, nasal septal defects and ear infections.
General surgical intervention may be needed for diseases or conditions of the breast, colon and gastrointestinal system. Surgical services include inpatient, day care and minimally invasive laproscopic procedures. Common general surgeries include gallbladder removal, breast biopsies, hernias of all types and colonoscopy.
This is the specialty that deals with the female reproductive tract. Gynecologists diagnose and treat such common problems as infertility, unusual bleeding, pelvic pain and breast problems.
Neurology is the specialty that is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system with regard to its structure and function. Neurology provides comprehensive care for diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, stroke, chronic pain disorders and sleep disorders. Neurologists also treat all varieties of headaches, cervical and lumbar spine disease and degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Orthopedics is the specialty dedicated to bones and joints. Orthopedists perform complete hip and knee replacements as well as providing other minimally invasive bone and joint surgeries. They also aid the primary care provider in the diagnosis and treatment of other bone and joint abnormalities.
Pathology is the specialty of physicians who are trained to examine surgical specimens and biopsies for diagnostic purposes and who provide expertise in the performance and interpretation of laboratory testing and blood banking.
Podiatry is the care and treatment of the foot and ankle from childhood problems through those resulting from aging, including injury and disease. Podiatrists can perform surgical correction of bunions, hammertoes and other conditions of the foot. Podiatry also offers basic foot care services for the elderly and for patients with diabetes.
Radiology is the use of radiation, ultrasound, x-rays, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography and other imaging technologies to diagnose diseases and internal disorders. Imaging examinations are interpreted by specialized physicians called Radiologists.
Urology is the diagnosis and management, including surgery, of disorders of the urinary tract in both males and females, as well as the male reproductive system. Urologists also perform biopsy procedures to diagnose diseases of the prostate and urinary bladder.
Vascular Surgery includes the diagnosis and treatment of circulatory problems of the extremities, especially the legs. Common disorders include spider and varicose veins. Vascular Surgeons utilize surgical as well as minimally invasive non-surgical techniques.