• I already see a specialist. Why do I need another doctor?

    A specialist concentrates on his or her area of expertise, and can often provide you with top quality care in that one area. However, you should also have a primary care physician, possibly an internist, who can coordinate your care between specialists, prevent and manage problems that don't need specialty care, and help you look at the big picture. The human body is very complex, and by concentrating in just one area, it may be easy to miss something else.