These physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating infections.

These specialists provide medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relief from related symptoms and stress.

Sarah D. Beshlian, M.D., arthritis, arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures; UW Medicine Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center, 10330 Meridian Ave.

Mark B. Snowden, M.D., depression, cognitive loss in aging, mood disorders, dementia; Harborview Mental Health Services, 401 Broadway, Seattle, 206.744.9600; Harborview Medical Center; University of Washington, 1990

These specialists diagnose and treat conditions that occur in older adults, typically ages 65 and older.   

Simon Horslen, MBChB liver transplant medicine, liver disease, intestinal disorders, hepatology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Gastroenterology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2521; Seattle Children’s Hospital, University

These doctors diagnose and treat disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus.

Family practice physicians care for the whole family, including children and the elderly.

These specialists are concerned with the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, among others, as well as nutritional disorders, sexual disorders and problems such as diabetes and hypertension.