When It's Time to See a Specialist
Author: David Hopper

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.

Caitlin Giesler, M.D., explains what it means to diagnose and treat diseases of the heart.
Elizabeth Pearce, M.D., explains what it means to diagnose and treat endocrine disorders.
Mohammad Maher Abdul Hay, M.D., explains abnormal blood counts and treatment for blood diseases.
Britney Blair, Psy.D., explains what it means to diagnose the way you think, feel and behave.
Seth Cohen, M.D., explains what it means to diagnose and treat men's ED and sexual disorders.
Anna Pavlov, M.D., explains what it means to repair, reconstruct and replace physical tissue.
Tom Xia, M.D., explains what it means to focus on mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
James Conners, M.D., explains what it means to treat conditions affecting your nervous system.
Mina Makary, M.D., explains how he uses scanning techniques to diagnose and treat disease.
Kecia Gaither, M.D., explains how she treats all issues related to female reproductive health.
Andrew Elson, M.D., explains how radiation is used to treat cancer.
Susan Massick, M.D. explains what it means to diagnose and treat skin disorders.
Joshua Davidson, M.D., explains how he treats allergies and immune system disorders.
Brad Rovin, M.D., explains how he diagnoses and treats kidney problems.
Diana Sadat, M.C.P., explains how she helps people deal with the challenges of their sexuality.