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How do I go to the psychiatrist Do I need a referral

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes most of time: Yes you could cal and make appointment your self or the better way to have your family doctor do that for you.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric eval: Many psychiatrists don't require referrals. What does your insurance company require?
A 30-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Since you have PTSD : & an anxiety disorder, it is likely that adding appropriate medications to your Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety& psychotherapy for PT ... Read More
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No one understands?: No one understands what? Sounds like you have been through a lot of professionals, and are still having problems. To find a psychologist or other th ... Read More
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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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
See psychiatrist : If you are unsure of diagnosis seek a psychiatric opinion. See your GP first who will help rule out general medical causes. Then visit psychiatrist fo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
Ask your doctor: You need to feel comfortable with you therapist. Ask for a referral till you find one you are comfortable with.
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