We Advise For
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in patients. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.
Physicians are able to prescribe drugs, surgery, and use technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. D.O.s place additional emphasis on the body's musculoskeletal system, preventive medicine, and holistic (whole person) patient care.
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient's teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use.
Optometrists perform eye exams to check for vision problems and diseases. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the direction of physicians and surgeons. They are formally trained to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.
Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery.
Veterinarians care for the health of animals. They diagnose, treat, or research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories.
We advise for graduate programs in nursing.
We Do Not Advise For
For a list of accredited physical therapy programs in California, please visit the Physical Therapy Board of California website to gain more information on each physical therapy program offered under the Physical Therapy Board of California.
Physical Therapy Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350
Sacramento, CA 95815
Email: check the website for the department email you wish to contact
Emergency Medical Technicians
For information about EMT services in Orange County, please visit the Orange County EMS website.
Erik Lowman-Project Manager
Healthcare Preparedness/Grant Management
Emergency Medical Services
405 W. Fifth Street, Suite 301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For more information, please consider visiting the University of California, Irvine's website.
Rita Lu-Szeto, MSMT, CLS-Program Coordinator
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive, Rt. 38
Orange, CA 92868