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Do I have to a referral from my pcp to have ankle ligament surgery?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type of insurance you have.
Some insurances allow direct access to specialists without a pcp referral and others require pcp referral. Check with your insurance company. Btw, it is always a good idea to let your pcp know what you are doing when it comes to your health.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type of insurance you have.
Some insurances allow direct access to specialists without a pcp referral and others require pcp referral. Check with your insurance company. Btw, it is always a good idea to let your pcp know what you are doing when it comes to your health.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Your insurance plan may require it.
The reason you might ask for one though is that you are likely to be referred to a local provider with whom the pcp has worked with in the past.

In brief: Depends

Your insurance plan may require it.
The reason you might ask for one though is that you are likely to be referred to a local provider with whom the pcp has worked with in the past.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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