Steese Immediate Care
Urgent Care, Family Medicine, & Primary Care located in Fairbanks, AK
Specialist Care Referrals Q & A
What are specialist care referrals?
Specialty care provides access to medical professionals who are trained and experienced in specific types of medicine. Often you need a referral from your primary care provider to make an appointment to see a specialist.
Many people from in and around Fairbanks don't have (or want) a primary care provider and only see a medical professional when they feel unwell. The team at Steese Immediate Care can help connect you with the specialists you need.
Why would I need a specialist care referral?
The Steese Immediate Care team offers referrals for all types of medical needs, including:
You may need to see a dermatologist if you have an abnormal mole that could be skin cancer or another skin condition that doesn't respond to standard treatments.
If you have any signs of a cardiovascular problem, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness, it's critical to talk to a medical professional. While Steese Immediate Care offers comprehensive testing, if they identify a heart health issue, they provide a specialist referral.
Urologists can diagnose and treat prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and various urinary tract issues that cause painful and disruptive symptoms.
When you discover that you're pregnant, you need to see an OB/GYN to oversee your baby's health and development. In addition to prenatal care, OB/GYNS can diagnose and treat women's health issues like endometriosis, fibroids, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
The team can also provide referrals for radiology services, such as CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans. These diagnostic tools are critical to identifying a wide range of health problems.
Additionally, if you need surgery beyond the scope of what the team can perform at Steese Immediate Care, they can provide a referral and recommend a surgeon.
How do I get a specialist care referral?
The Steese Immediate Care team wants to help you get the medical care you need. In rural areas, getting into the office can sometimes be challenging. You can make a telemedicine appointment with the team at Steese Immediate Care to talk about your symptoms and concerns.
If the team thinks that you need more testing or specialist care, they can provide a specialist referral so you can make an appointment with the expert you need.
Call Steese Immediate Care today or make an appointment online for attentive, patient-focused care and specialist care referrals, as needed.