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My sons pedi refused to give me a referral to see a ent! he has another ear infection and continuous green snotty runny nose! shoul I have switched dr?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: See Dr. again & ask
A child who has ENT problems that are not getting better can see his doctor again, and then again the next week if still not better. Parents can ask a couple of times, to be referred to an ENT doctor, if the symptoms are worrisome or persistent.
Because a primary doctor's referral is not needed with ppo insurance and most pos insurance, this is one of the main reasons to avoid hmo insurance.

In brief: See Dr. again & ask
A child who has ENT problems that are not getting better can see his doctor again, and then again the next week if still not better. Parents can ask a couple of times, to be referred to an ENT doctor, if the symptoms are worrisome or persistent.
Because a primary doctor's referral is not needed with ppo insurance and most pos insurance, this is one of the main reasons to avoid hmo insurance.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ask him why and if
You are not satisfied with the answer, then see someone else.

In brief: Ask him why and if
You are not satisfied with the answer, then see someone else.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
The problem may be incentive to *NOT* refer to specialist in HMO/Medicaid settings, where walking is not an option. Chronic ear infections are serious, lead to hearing impairment, poor school performance. Do not go gently into that "no referral" darkness.
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