If your treating doctor/GP has not been able to diagnose your condition after three appointments, it may be time to consult a specialist. For complex conditions, it may take your doctor a few visits to fully understand your symptoms and get test results.
You should also consult a specialist if you are having trouble managing a condition, disease, or disorder and its symptoms. For example, if you have asthma that is difficult to control, it may be time to get a referral to a respiratory medicine specialist. If you are concerned about some behavioural issues in a child in your care, you might like to talk to one of our paediatricians. For ongoing headaches, our neurologist can help. These are just three examples among many of when you should consider a specialist consult.
Furthermore, you might like to consult a DOCTO specialist for a second opinion or alternative treatment options for your medical concerns.
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