A specialist is a doctor who focuses on one area of medicine. They can help you get specialized care when medical issues go beyond the scope of your regular doctor. Except for OB/Gyn services for women, seeing a specialist will require a referral from your primary care physician (PCP). Work with your PCP to find the best fit for you.
A special note for members with the Sharp Rees-Stealy Plan Medical Group
If Sharp Rees-Stealy is your Plan Medical Group, you have direct access to specialists in allergy treatment, ophthalmology (surgical eye care), otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and podiatry (foot care). Check the Plan Medical Group on your member ID card to see if you are assigned to Sharp Rees-Stealy.