Frequently Asked Questions

What is a medical specialist?

A medical specialist doctor is highly skilled in a specific field of medicine. Your GP might refer you to a medical specialist for advanced treatment and management advice for a complex health condition, or to confirm a diagnosis and get a second opinion by a medical professional with more experience in a particular area.  For example, if you have a rash of unknown origin, your GP might refer you to a DOCTO dermatologist (skin specialist) or an infectious disease expert. DOCTO's medical specialists can order unique and targeted tests or send an electronic prescription for specialist medication to your nearest pharmacy as needed.