For the most part, consulting with a general practitioner about medical conditions should always be your first move. However, if after diagnosis, your healthcare provider suspects you have a specific systemic illness or health issue, you'll likely be referred to a specialist. You might also see a specialist if you're struggling with a condition that isn't improving with treatment.
Specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and training in a particular branch of medicine. They have the skills to diagnose and treat you, and they have equipment necessary for specific diagnoses. Some can perform surgery, too.
During the month of October and beyond, Giddy will interview the following specialists: cardiologist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, hematologist, neurologist, plastic surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, radiologist and urologist. We'll discuss the work they do and what patients should know to empower themselves to better health.
We hope you can join us.