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  • A specialist is a medical doctor who is an expert in a specific area of medicine. 
  • To see a specialist, you will need to get a letter of referral from your local doctor first. 
  • Specialists work in clinics, and in both private and public hospitals.
  • When you see a specialist, prepare by noting down your symptoms and by wearing easily removable clothing.
  • Make sure you understand everything the specialist tells you. Ask questions, take notes or take someone with you.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015