When patients need a specialist for their health concern, they can count on us. After providing a skilled assessment and diagnosis, we work closely with patients on a treatment plan, if needed. Our doctors and care teams are here to help.
WHEN TO SEE A SPECIALIST
A specialist is a doctor who:
- Treats certain areas of the body, as a dermatologist treats the skin
- Treats a particular type of disease, as a cardiologist treats heart problems
- Is skilled in special techniques, such as surgery
All specialists have advanced training and are certified by specialty boards. Alameda Health System offers more than 25 specialist services. Patients are referred to specialists by primary care or emergency room physicians.
If you have questions about seeing a specialist, contact your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, call 510-437-8500 to make an appointment.
If you need routine check-ups, advanced services like braces or surgery, or emergency care, we can help.
Our experts provide the best care for your eyes. We assess function and health, give you a treatment plan, and prescribe devices. Our doctors work closely with UC Berkeley School of Optometry, one of the nation’s top optometry schools.
Our outstanding program helps diverse patients with HIV and AIDS. We provide testing, treatment, and counseling to meet your needs.
Our skilled doctors treat infections of all kinds, including HIV and COVID. They also help with prevention of infections in our hospitals and our community.
Our specialists provide care to help you with diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We help patients with problems of the brain and spine, such as tumors, nerve disorders, and more.
We care for injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. We use tools like X-ray and MRI for diagnosis. We then work with patients on a treatment plan to help with health and function.
Our team can help with lung and breathing problems of all kinds. We care for patients with emergency and ongoing conditions—like heart attack, stroke, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, and sleep apnea.
Subacute care is for patients who need special, long-term services but do not need to stay in the hospital. Our care team will work with patients on the best personal care plan.
Same Day Surgery
Our clinics provide care for wounds that are chronic or slow to heal. Our team treats wounds of all kinds—from diabetes, sickle cell disease, skin conditions, burns, tumors, and more.