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Referral To A Psychologist
Do any psychologist know of a referral to a psychologist in GTA, Ontario, Canada? Greater Toronto area.
Psychologist referra: You have several options for help: Your family doc, your local psychological association, a licensed psychologist in the phone book, a friend who has seen a psychologist, clergy. A personal referral from someone who knows a psychologist is best but others work too. If the first one does not feel like a good fit try another. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If you are seeing a psychologist and GP who does medication, then how does a referral to a psychiatrist change things, why would this be necessary ?
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 specialist for many reasons if the patient requires more expertise, eg. surgery, GI, neurology etc. We specialists often work closely with a GP to give patients the best possible care. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Per our insurance, my husband doesn't need a referral to see pyschologist. Most psych we been to try to do marital therapy on us, but only want a eval.?
Not difficult: Gosh, getting evaluation from a psychologist should not be difficult. While you might not need an referral perhaps your family doc knows of a good clinical psychologist who tends to spend some good time assessing before determining what is needed. It can help if you are specific about what needs to be evaluated. Your state psychological association may also be able to give you some names. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, unless your...: One can go to see a dermatologist without a referral unless one has a restrictive insurance plan such as an hmo or a pos plan that requires a referral. If one has a ppo plan, a referral is almost never needed unless one has a rare, restrictive plan that requires a referral. For better insurance coverage, one should see a dermatologist inside her insurance plan network. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Most of us docs are based in the states w/o much knowledge of australia's rules & regulations. Over here, injections are typically not available w/o prescription. This includes cortisone. Most family docs can prescribe cortisone injections and have their nurse administer it. Depending upon where injection goes, s/he might refer to pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, etc. ...Read more
Rererral: You need a referral to an Endocrinologist when your primary care physician recommends that or you are dissatisfied with the help and advice you are getting from your doctor. ...Read more
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