Specialist Referrals

Humble Family Practice -  - Family Medicine

Humble Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Humble, TX & Atascocita, TX

The family medicine practitioners at Humble Family Practice can manage just about any medical condition. However, sometimes you may need a specialist to help you get more targeted care. Your practitioner at Humble Family Practice can make the necessary specialist referral so you get the care you need. For specialist referrals, call one of the offices in Humble or Atascocita, Texas, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Specialist Referrals Q & A

What is a Family Medicine Physician?

A family medicine physician cares for patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Unlike a medical specialist, the family medicine physician treats the whole person, not just a single symptom or disease.

The family medicine physicians at Humble Family Practice are well-trained to manage all of your health care needs and help you navigate the complex health care system. Your practitioner at Humble Family Practice works hard to develop a trusting patient-doctor relationship so you get the best possible care and an advocate for your health needs.

What is a Medical Specialist?

A medical specialist is a physician who focuses on one body part or system. While the family medicine physician treats your health as a whole, a specialist focuses on their area of expertise. For example, if you have a heart condition such as an irregular heartbeat, your doctor at Humble Family Practice may refer you to a cardiologist so you get more specific care geared toward your specialized health needs.

Other types of medical specialists include:

  • Neurologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Orthopedist
  • Podiatrist
  • General surgeon


Your practitioner at Humble Family Practice works closely with your medical specialist for continuity of care.

Your practitioner may also refer you to other allied health professionals, such as a physical therapist, dietitian, or psychologist.

What Can I Expect When I Need a Specialist Referral?

Your practitioner at Humble Family Practice needs to conduct a thorough examination when you come in for a specialist referral. This not only helps ensure you get the best care while at the office, but also so you can get the most appropriate referral.

The examination may include:

  • Physical exam
  • Review of your medical history
  • Discussion of your current symptoms and health concerns


Your practitioner also reviews current medication. The information gathered during the specialist referral examination is also shared with your specialist. In turn, your specialist shares the report and recommendations with your practitioner at Humble Family Practice, so you can get the necessary tests or treatments without delay.

For specialist referrals, call Humble Family Practice, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.