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Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be performed in the clinic or in an operating room, depending on the physician and the problem being investigated. Most ob/gyn's perform hysteroscopy, and yes you would need to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to detemine that you need this exam. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy (Definition)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered ...Read more


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Do I have to see a specialist to get a bronchoscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a bronchoscopy ordered?

Yes: A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take samples of fluids, biopsies as neccesary, etc. Procedure also to localize lesions, obstructions, nodes among other indications. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

It'd be a good idea: To speak with an endocrinologist to help you sort out whether or not you need a thyroidectomy. If endocrinologist thinks its reasonable to get surgery, they can refer you to an endocrine or ENT surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate you and also decide if they think surgery is indicated. Choosing surgery is a big choice so getting good opinions is important. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

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, symptoms are not from other causes, e.g. Cardiac which likely are evaluated first. The GI doc is a physician, not simply a technician. Special training for doing, and interpreting egds. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a blood smear ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a blood smear ordered?

No: Your doctor can order this test and specify what he/she is looking for or suspicious of certain illness. The pathologist is usually the one who reviews the test and provide answers to your doc! ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagram ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagram ordered?

Not necessarily: If your primary physician suspects a problem with the esophagus, he or she may be inclined to order an "esophagram", which would likely be performed by the radiology department. This test can be ordered by your regular doctor - if there is a specific problem discovered, you may then need to see a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a mono spot ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a mono spot ordered?

No: It is certainly something your primary physician can order but you may need ebv/cmv and parvo virus titers as well since monospots are not very sensitive. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

Not necessarily..: A d-dimer test is usually obtained when a blood clot diagnosis is considered. The test is very non-specific in that many things besides a blood clot can result in a positive test. If the d-dimer is negative, the chances of having clinically significant clot is very small. So, in terms of diagnosis, a negative test is actually more helpful. The test can be ordered by any doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a tubal ligation ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a tubal ligation ordered?

Yes: There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision. Women walk out of the office about 15 to 30 minutes later and resume normal activity once the anesthesia wears off. For a greater peace of mind you get a test 3 months later to confirm that your tubes are closed. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Any Provider: Any provider including doctors, nurse practioners , or physicians assisstment can order these tests if necessary. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a referral to get a hysterosalpingogram?

Do I have to have a referral to get a hysterosalpingogram?

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 instances. ...Read more

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If i want to see a sonogram technician do I have to see a gynecologist?

If i want to see a sonogram technician do I have to see a gynecologist?

Depends: If you are pregnant there are many independent techs who will do your ultrasounds for cash. Without a md referral your insurance will not cover it. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a gastric bypass ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a gastric bypass ordered?

Ordered no, done yes: Need a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, including psychologic, before the procedure is done. Needs to be done by a specialist/bariatric surgeon in a "center of excellence" which does at least 100/yr, with good results and follow up. Can have lots of complications during and afterward; need high quality care. ...Read more

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Can a clinic doctor refer a specialist or does it have to be a family doctor?. Cause i think i need to see a gastroenterologist.

Can a clinic doctor refer a specialist or does it have to be a family doctor?. Cause i think i need to see a gastroenterologist.

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 insurance issues, meaning lower quality insurance will have more restrictions, and cause more trouble for patients and doctors... But such insurance (hmo's, medicaid, etc.) is cheaper or paid by the taxpayers. Always try for ppo insurance or better. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a neck MRI without dye ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a neck MRI without dye ordered?

No: Your primary physician can order the MRI if he or she feels that it is necessary and if your insurance carrier will cover it. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a deviated septum?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a deviated septum?

Is advisable: If you think you have problems from a deviated septum such a blockage of your nasal breathing , then you should be evaluated by either and ENT specialist or a facial plastic surgeon that does nasal surgery. ...Read more

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