SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) 1. Do service members and their families get to choose their military doctor, or is the doctor assigned? Does an individual get to decide which specialist he wants to see, i.e. a psychiatrist or psychologist, internist or FP, pediatrician or FP, go to the ER for primary care or go to their PCP, get a PCP or seek a PA? I'm just curious what one's liberties are in the armed forces when it comes to healthcare. 2. ALSO, very good question here because I've wondered and don't know. Would all of these specialties and more deploy or are the deployed docs just surgeons and so forth and ancillary staff? Would/can a psych, peds, or any other such less relevant doctor get deployed?