Ventricular Assist Devices
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can keep the blood pumping properly while a person with serious heart issues waits for a heart transplant. They may also be used as permanent solutions for people who have severe heart failure, and have another chronic disease or issue that makes them ineligible for a heart transplant.
Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Many people don’t realize that most musculoskeletal injuries can get better without surgery, so the best doctor to see may be one who specializes in nonsurgical care. One medical specialty that fits this description is physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry.