Out-of-center specialty care.

While our Medicare primary care doctors and in-center specialists are experts at senior primary care needs, sometimes we need to send our patients to outside specialists. In that case, we will refer patients to a specialist outside of the center. A specialist is someone who has advanced training in specific areas. This helps them when it comes to understanding your unique condition and the best course of action in treatment.

However, as your Medicare primary care doctor and care team, we will work closely with the outside specialists to assure the treatments you receive are in line with what you need to best handle your condition. And while we would love nothing more than to treat you ourselves, we do realize there are areas of expertise we aren’t able to handle that would be best suited with someone who is a specialist. But rest assured, you’re still our patient and we will advocate for you.

Coordinate care

This is a short list of the more common specialty services we send patients out of the center for:

    • Low tech imaging, such as X-rays

    • High tech imaging, such as CT scans

    • Physical therapy

    • Home health

    • Eye exams

    • Mammograms

    • Colonoscopies

    • Sleep studies

    • Full range of specialty care services, such as dermatology for skin lesions and cardiology for heart failure

Our in-center specialists for senior primary care.

At Oak Street Health, the kind of care we provide covers you from head to toe. With assistance in both behavioral health, psychiatry, as well as podiatric related concerns.

In center specialists

Common questions about out-of-center specialty care.