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Do any psychologist know of a referral to a psychologist in GTA, Ontario, Canada? Greater Toronto area.

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

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What is the best way to ask my doctor for a referral to a psychologist?

What is the best way to ask my doctor for a referral to a psychologist?

Describe symptoms: Describe your symptoms to your doctor and ask him/her if a referral is appropriate. He/she may recommend medical tests first to rule out a non-psychiatric condition. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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.?

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 more

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Do I need a referral from a general practitioner to see a psychologist?

Usually don't,but...: Usually you don't need the referral; however, some insurances, especially hmo might require a referral. Always check with your insurance provider to see if referral is needed as well as coverage. ...Read more

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Do you need an referral to see a dermatologist?

Do you need an referral to see a dermatologist?

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

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Do i need a referral to get into pain management?

Do i need a referral to get into pain management?

Pain management: It depends on your insurance. Some insurances require referral, while others don't. Please contact your insurance for more information. ...Read more

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How does one get a referral to an ophthalmologist?

How does one get a referral to an ophthalmologist?

See below: If your insurance requires a referral, you can get one from your primary care provider - just ask. Otherwise just make an appointment yourself. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

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

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When does someone need a referral to an endocrinologist?

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