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How can my family doctor help me if I need specialized care?

If you need specialized healthcare or complicated procedures, your family doctor can help you navigate the steps toward that care. In general, it helps to have your trusted family doctor by your side when you are making major decisions about the care you receive. Further, he or she can help connect the dots and keep communication going between multiple doctors who may be providing care to you during especially difficult illnesses.

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