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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
That's easy: Doctors refer to psychiatrists all the time. Don't be embarrassed. Explain that you think you need to see someone with more expertise than a family d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many resources: Usually the process is to get a referral before a diagnosis -- because the psychiatrist makes the diagnosis during an interview with you. It may requ ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
More expertise: Psychiatrists are specialists with years of specialty training including psychopharmacology that a GP does not have. A GP is trained to refer to a spe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine Toxicity?: U mentioned brain damage & caffeine overdose. My suggestion is to see the psychiatrist asap, & if u could move up the appointment , please do so. Wish ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Local issue: This site is USA based & we have no access to or information about how local healthcare systems function around the world where this site can be s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: A patient on PRIME can get a referral to a particular doctor or a particular specialty, which means the PRIME doctor recommends that the patient go ge ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
More info needed: I believe when you call in you may be able to request speaking with a certain type of specialist on HealthTap. Or, often if you speak to someone livin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
29 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: A physician would have to include an indication for the procedure so that your insurance company will pay the bill. A referral would be needed in most ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ask your doctor: Your physician should never resist your desire for more information about your condition, and should supply you with colleagues in your area who can g ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
39 years experience Pain Management
Family physician: Speak to your fp and see who your doctor can recommend as a good resource to help you with your pain.
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