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do i need a referral to see a neurologist

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
? epilepsy: An abnormal eeg may be consistent with epilepsy, but could be present due to migraine headaches, prior head or neck injuries, and even medication effe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: For referrals, this depends on you insurance, but if you are under age, depending on your age (specific ages in states vary), any physician encounter ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
You can take your hu: Husband to a psychologist. You can ask your family doctor for a referral.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: This depends on the policy of your insurance company. It also depends on the policy of the doctor you wish to see.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: A referral is usually required.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on insurance: Your insurance plan may have only your pcp limit your referrals to other specialists including physiatrists. If your insurance does not limit your sp ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, unless your...: One can go to see a dermatologist without a referral unless one has a restrictive insurance plan such as an HMO or a POS plan that requires a referral ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Usually don't,but...: Usually you don't need the referral; however, some insurances, especially hmo might require a referral. Always check with your insurance provider to s ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Insurance issues: America is a free country, so any patient can see a gastroenterologist, without having to get permission from another person. The restrictions are ins ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Chemotherapy for cancers has many potentially serious side effects. Generally chemotherapy is prescribed by medical oncologist and hematologists. So ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sort of...: You do not order a "thyroidectomy" which is a surgery to remove the thyroid. This procedure is done by a surgeon (typically an ENT or general surgeo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be per ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: It is uncommon for patients now to be required to have a referral for specialty care compared to years past. It may depend however on the health insu ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No, but it's good to: This may not always be the case, but in many places psychiatrists are so busy they barely have time to ask about the medication. A therapist will spen ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Any physician can order this.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not to order, to do: An esophagram is an xray test, typically done by a radiologist (xray specialist); years ago, ; now, not the case. Some gastro docs did their own when ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Referral: As an Endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend that you ask your doctor to refer you to a local Endocrinologist. What troubles you such that you w ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Ordered no ,done yes: If you have symptoms that may require egd, best to be seen by gatroenterologist (gi md) first, then get scheduled; want to make sure it is indicated ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
For blood disorders: Generally you will see a hematologist on referral from your primary doctor. You would be experiencing paleness, shortness of breath, bruising, loss o ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Family Doctor: This comes from the primary care physician who is your doctor.
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