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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
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
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 more
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
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
I had asked for a referral to be sterilized and have had a letter with an appointment for a hysteroscopy, is this normal procedure as letter was vague?
Call the office: And see if there was a miscommunication. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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