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Do I Need A Referral To See A Neurologist
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 care physician, who can best determine whether a referral to a neurologist is necessary. Http://patients. Aan. Com/go/workingwithyourdoctor ...Read more
See below: Most neurologists will take a referral. You can call their office and see if you can self refer. If you are 37 the parents will not be able to help. ...Read more
I suspect my husband has some mental illness, how do I get a formal evaluation? Which doctor can I see without referral? Is a neurologist one I can c
You can take your hu: Husband to a psychologist. You can ask your family doctor for a referral. ...Read more
If my pc dr's referral isn't enough, can a neurologist perform the necessary memory tests to satisfy the insurance company to approve an MRI?
Wrong place to ask: You're wandering (and wondering) blindly. Your insurance carrier has policies for everything, probably including your situation. Check your insurer's website. If it's not there, call them and ask to be sent the relevant medical policy. It's likely that your doctor hasn't read it either. Your next move will be determined by the policy. Pay particular attention to "medical necessity" clauses. ...Read more
My wife had concussion few months ago & still has bad headaches. Awaits referral neurologist. Is runner. Will this aggravate condition? Is anxious!
I was diagnosed with POTS last year. I Don't understand why I can't get a referral to a neurologist. They have sent me to a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Since it's a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, could I not benefit by seeing a neu
Diagnosed POTS.: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is typically a cardiologic diagnosis. ...Read more
The time varies: The time to see a neurologist urgently within the NHS varies among hospitals and geographic locations within the UK. The maximum waiting time for non-urgent referrals is 18 weeks and for cancer referrals is 2 weeks. The NHS website provides more details: http://www. Nhs. Uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/Waitingtimes/Pages/Guide%20to%20waiting%20times. Aspx ...Read more
????: Depends on whether he's a legal adult and on what's happening to him. ...Read more
A Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist, especially a board certified child psychiatrist would seem best to be able to make the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. All child psychiatrists, like myself, are also general? Adult psychiatrist. We have special expertise being able to diagnose conditions usually beginning in childhood, as is the case here. A good book is Asperger syndrome byu tony attwood. ...Read more
Not Sure: If you have medical Aid of some kind, you can call the number on your card and ask what neurologist is on your plan that accept the med aid, then their office and your plan would be able to tell if you have any type of payment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am a student and lately I been having seizere episodes. I have not got time to see my neurologist is there something I can do on my own?
Wouldn't recommend: If you honestly think that you are having seizures, please see a neurologist, family physician at a minimum! You could be placing yourself (or others) in a very dangerous situation if you are having uncontrolled seizures. If you can see your regular doctor, he/she may be able to call up their favorite neurologist and help expidite a visit. ...Read more
I have reoccurring episodes of intense de ja vous followed by a wave if anxiety. Just started in the last few months. Do I need to see a neurologist?
I see neurologist soonest available in 2weeks. Daily headache upon waking, more severe daily and last all day unless laying down. Can't take anymore?
Rebound Headaches: This situation is extremely common. The term rebound headaches describes daily headaches caused the over doing Aspirin and other head ache medications. Head aches often resolve once these medications are discontinued. ...Read more
What costs and implications would be involved in travelling from Scotland to USA to see a neurologist to try to get to the bottom of my health probs?
Good question. Are you sure a neurologist is what you want?
Your health care costs would include c. $300 for a consultation, and more depending on the tests you may have done, such as blood tests, MRI, etc. Sometimes MRI sites can do their study for about $400.
Most insurances, like Medicare, pay about $150 for the consultation, because they get a discount.
Also add travel costs ...Read more
Options: Your primary care doctor is a great place to start. They can coordinate your care with any needed specialists. In some communities, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists) give non-surgical management of back and leg pain, in some others it may be Neurologists or even pain management specialists. Surgical treatment can be from Orthopedic or Neurosurgical specialists! ...Read more
I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. Would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?
Second opinion: A second opinion can be a good thing. Your doc is likely doing his/her best but another point of view can be helpful w/out making a definitive change to another doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Between an ophthalmologist and neurologist. Which one would be better to see if fast failing vision?
Ophthalmologist: See an ophthalmologist because it most likely is an eye problem. ...Read more
Had a mri done and all they told me was there were nonspecific changes and to see neurologist for further discussion. Should I be worried?
I asked a question before and 3 doctors agreed the answer was 'cataplexy'. I was wondering is it serious and will I have to see a neurologist?
Possibly: As you may know, cataplexy is a brief spell of loss of muscle tone, ranging from a shaky chin to completely falling down. It is associated with narcolepsy. Ideally, you want a doctor who is up to date on current medical treatments and has some experience in caring for patients with this condition. Your primary care doctor may be able to do that, but you may need to see a specialist initially. ...Read more
Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. Said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. Says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?
Experience: Glaucoma can be a very challenging disease to treat and sometimes difficult to diagnose. If one of the doctors that you saw was a glaucoma specialist then I would lean towards their words of expertise. However if you have not seen a glaucoma specialist then I would recommend getting a third opinion, if possible, with an experienced specialist to settle which direction you should go. ...Read more
I suspect I've got a pinched nerve. Not scheduled to come in until may 17th, and the pain seems to be intensifying. Should I try to see a neurologist?
Ask primary doctor: For some medication to hold you over until your visit. ...Read more
I have an 11cm complex cyst on my kidney I see a neurologist in a few weeks but wondering if they will likely want to remove it (because if the size?
Kidney cyst: It sounds like you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks and that's a good idea. I'd expect to have the complex cyst removed to rule out the possibility of it's being malignant which can happen on occasion. ...Read more
Neurologist is fine: Seeing a neurologist is likely adequate and he/she will know when there is a reason to refer the patient to someone else. ...Read more
Neurologist: A neurologist would typically be the specialist to see for the initial evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Advised to?: Is that what you were advised by a physician? If so, I would recommend that you see whoever your physician referred you to as he\she has personally examined you and knows the most about your specific symptoms. An oral surgeon or an ear nose and throat specialist are some other doctors that come to mind to examine and diagnose your situation. Could be medical &\or dental issues. ...Read more
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