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Doctor insights on: Getting A Referral To A Psychiatrist

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Do I need to ask my regular doctor for a refferal to see a physiatrist?

Do I need to ask my regular doctor for a refferal to see a physiatrist?

Depends on insurance: Your insurance plan may have only your pcp limit your referrals to other specialists including physiatrists. If your insurance does not limit your specialist referrals then you can self refer yourself to a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Are physiatrist who did the physiotheraphy, are medical doctor?It is possible to further study for specialist in that course for medical student?

Are physiatrist who did the physiotheraphy, are medical doctor?It is  possible to further study for specialist in that course for medical student?

Physiatrist: A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. It is an md or do that has done 4 years of residency after medical school. For more information check out www.Aapmr.Org. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my smoking?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my smoking?

Any doctor: Have you heard enough about the perils of smoking? The list is long and you threaten your life, are a hazard to those around you and you would not believe how you smell. Do all in your power to quit. Get help from your regular doctor if you are serious. You may need behavioral modification and some pharmacological aids. Best of luck in quitting. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my rhinitis?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my rhinitis?

Rhinitis: It's a good idea to see your primary care doctor. Depending on what he thinks is causing the problem will determine what tests he does. If he thinks it is just run of the mill allergies he may order a steroid nasal spray or an antihistamine pill. If that doesn't do the trick he may decide to do testing to find out why. For example, allergy tests or a ct of the sinus. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my numbness?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my numbness?

Go to your PCP: Go to your primary care physician. They can asses if your numbness is due to something they can easily treat and manage for you. If it is something more complicated, they can refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my hydrocele?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my hydrocele?

Standard exam: Your primary care doctor should be able to identify a hydrocele. If theer is any question as to the diagnosis, your regular doctor is able to order a scrotal ultrasound. He/she wil also refer you to a urologist if further evaluation is needed or if your are interested in having it treated. ...Read more

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