For some medical conditions, your provider may refer you to a Specialist for consultation and treatment. Specialists collaborate with your primary care provider to ensure that you receive the appropriate evaluation and treatment of your condition.
Specialty services are available in-person and virtually, depending on your need. A referral from an SHC provider is required to see an SHC Specialist.
The SHC has several board-certified Specialists that offer comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of Specialty services.
If you require additional speciality care that is not offered at SHC, you may be referred to an outside specialist that can provide the appropriate services. If this occurs, your provider will discuss the options with you to ensure that the best possible treatment is offered.
Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the skin, including skin rash, cystic acne, and skin lesions.
Endocrinologists focus primarily on the glands that manufacture hormones and can treat conditions such as diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, and over/under production of hormones.
Gastroenterologists specialize in the study of disorders affecting the stomach, intestines, and associated organs, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Neurologists are available to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with disorders of the nervous system, such as severe headaches, seizure disorders, insomnia, and sleep disorders.
Orthopedics, Physiatry, and Sports Medicine
Orthopedists deal with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Physiatrists deal with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease by essentially physical means. Sports medicine deals with injuries or illnesses resulting from participation in athletic activities.
Pulmonologists are trained to diagnose and treat lung disease and diseases of the respiratory tract, such as asthma and pneumonia.