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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

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Why do I need to make a Dr's appointment just to get a referral to an obgyn?

Why do I need to make a Dr's appointment just to get a referral to an obgyn?

Not needed unless...: One can go to see an Ob-Gyn doctor 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 (less out-of-pocket costs), one should see an Ob-Gyn doctor inside her insurance plan network. ...Read more

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Do I need a referral to see an opthalmologist?

In most cases no: It may depend on your insurance policy, but most ophthalmologists will see a patient that is self referred. If your insurance will not allow that, you may be responsible for the bill. ...Read more

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Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Sure: A patient on PRIME can get a referral to a particular doctor or a particular specialty, which means the PRIME doctor recommends that the patient go get evaluated by a certain doctor or specialty. Because PRIME is outside the commercial insurance system, there are no phone calls, faxes, or paperwork when the PRIME doctor refers a patient (insurers might treat a PRIME referral as a "self-referral"). ...Read more

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Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

For what purpose?: Anyone can see any physician; referrals only a suggestion of someone believed to be of some assistance (on whatever basis). One best referral basis has long been from others who have seen several physicians. This now includes looking on the net for free-form written ratings of physicians. Conversely, referral sometimes refers to money/3rd party payer payment; HealthTap=no benefit for this purpose. ...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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What does it mean when there's an urgent or no referral to a specialist?

Urgent vs no: An urgent referral means that they want you to be seen fairly soon. No referral is just that - none sent.? Not sure I am understanding your question completely however. ...Read more

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Do I need a referral to have my child's numerous strange medical conditions seen by denver children's? Or can I call to make my own appt?

Do I need a referral to have my child's numerous strange medical conditions seen by denver children's? Or can I call to make my own appt?

Local problem: This app is in no way associated with any institution. This is a local problem. Please call the clinic at children's to see what their policy is. ...Read more

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Will I need a referral to see a neurologist?

Will 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

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Do you need a referral to see an oral surgeon?

No: Oral surgeons do not require referals to see patients. Your dentist may refer you to a specific surgeon that he uses for his patients but it is not a necessity. ...Read more

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How can I get referral to different neurologist?

How can I get referral to different neurologist?

Ask your PCP: Ask you primary care physician for a referral to another neurologist for another opinion. ...Read more

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Does an urgent referral or no referral to a specialist mean cancer is suspected?

Does an urgent referral or no referral to a specialist mean cancer is suspected?

No: Referral or lack of it is not indicative of any given disorder. It would be prudent to ask your doctor, what s/he suspects.
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2nd opinon. What do you do when your current dr you are seeing does not help? You need a referral to get a second opinion.

2nd opinon. What do you do when your current dr you are seeing does not help? You need a referral to get a second opinion.

Ask your doctor: Your physician should never resist your desire for more information about your condition, and should supply you with colleagues in your area who can give you a second opinion. We only want what is best for our patients, and personally, I frequently offer the opportunity to seek a second opinion in particularly difficult situations. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor does an endoscopy and do you need a referral to see one?

What kind of doctor does an endoscopy and do you need a referral to see one?

Depends on: Where you are and what your insurance plan requires. Usually upper endoscopy looking at your esophagus, stomach and duodenum is done by a specialist, ie a gastroenterologist. Colonoscopy is done by a specialist, either GI or colon and rectal surgeon and some general surgeons in some areas of the country. If your ins plan requires a referral to a specialist, see your pcp to obtain one beforehand. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

What does it mean to have referral to see a neurologist because of abnormal eegs?

? epilepsy: An abnormal eeg may be consistent with epilepsy, but could be present due to migraine headaches, prior head or neck injuries, and even medication effects. Best to check out and make certain that all is well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I need a referral to see an anesthesiologist or pain management dr?

Is it possible that I need a referral to see an anesthesiologist or pain management dr?

Referral: Please rephrase your question. It's impossible to tell what you're asking. You do ask is it possible you need a referral. Yes it's possible, but why? ...Read more

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Got a referral to see psychiatrist but my mental caffeine withdrawals are there. In the meantime what should I do?

Got a referral to see psychiatrist but my mental caffeine withdrawals are there. In the meantime what should I do?

Caffeine new psychMD: As the psychiatrist will be in the role of addressing mental and physical challenges and promoting wellness, there is no need to wait to have your intake with him/her. Substance use/abuse (e.g.Caffeine) is routinely addressed during assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist. Don't wait to get the care you need now. Call and make an appointment as soon as you can get in. ...Read more

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Can I please get a referral to my physio for my very painful plantar fasciitis? I am a triathlete and I cannot train with the pain.

Can I please get a referral to my physio for my very painful plantar fasciitis? I am a triathlete and I cannot train with the pain.

Plantar Fasciitis: It would be best to discuss a referral with your GP. Dependent on your medical aid plan, you could make a direct appointment with your physiotherapist without a referral letter.

You should be able to search on your medical aid website which physiotherapists are designated service providers contracted in on your medical aid.

All the best with your rehab ...Read more

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Should I stay with a doctor that keeps guessing around with my health without further evaluation or referral to an speciallist though I'm paying?

Confidence important: The strong relationship between a doctor and a patient depends on confidence. A doctor needs good communication skills to listen and explain. Some doctors are smart but communicate what they are doing poorly, which frustrates the patient. The doctor should be able to explain why they want to do a test or why further testing isn't needed. From your question, it sounds like you need a new doctor. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy in 2012, showed colitis but the biopsies were normal. What does that mean? Waiting for referral to another GI for second opinion still sic

Colonoscopy in 2012, showed colitis but the biopsies were normal. What does that mean? Waiting for referral to another GI for second opinion still sic

Non specific: By your description, you did have some non-specific colitis, which just means some inflammation of the lining of the colon. You, fortunately, do not appear to have ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis, but you have persistent symptoms, nonetheless. I certainly agree with a follow up scope and/or another opinion. Hydrate, eat healthy, avoid stress, and get your rest. Good luck. ...Read more