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A 57-year-old female asked:

How to get a referral when your primary care doctor will not refer you?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Discuss with Insuran: Isurances prefer your primary care to treat you as much as possible, unless it's beyond his expertise. Revisit your primary again if he can not treat you , he will refer you . Or else call your insurance.
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Dr. Helen Gray
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Communicate : If your provider isn't meeting your needs you can always switch providers. Have you spoken to your provider? There may be a legitimate medical reason for not providing the referral. Maybe there is a lack of communication as to the reason for the referral. Otherwise i'd you have the type of insurance requiring referral you may be stuck.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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