Get treatment from an expert

Special health circumstances call for a special kind of doctor.

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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.

Resources for learning about specialized health care

Browse our article for tips on preventive care or watch as a patient tells his story of diagnosis, treatment and triumph.

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Log in to your account to see plan coverage details

Coverage varies depending on the health plan you signed up for. Log in to your Sharp Connect account for specific details on your plan, including copayments and specialist visits.

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Types of specialty care

We’re proud of all of our specialty areas. Below are just a few highlights.

  • Addiction
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology/hematology

Do I need a referral?

In most cases, your primary care physician will refer you to a specialist when needed. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have particular needs or preferences.

You deserve excellent care from doctors with specialty training and education. Find one who’s right for you.