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Do I need to ask my regular doctor for a refferal to see a physiatrist?

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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on insurance

Your insurance plan may have only your pcp limit your referrals to other specialists including physiatrists.
If your insurance does not limit your specialist referrals then you can self refer yourself to a physiatrist.

In brief: Depends on insurance

Your insurance plan may have only your pcp limit your referrals to other specialists including physiatrists.
If your insurance does not limit your specialist referrals then you can self refer yourself to a physiatrist.
Dr. Gregory Billy
Dr. Gregory Billy
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Most physiatrists will see patients who call without referral but many are quite busy and a referral letter will 'grease the skids' and also provide information which the physiatrist can use to enhance the quality of the visit.

In brief: Usually

Most physiatrists will see patients who call without referral but many are quite busy and a referral letter will 'grease the skids' and also provide information which the physiatrist can use to enhance the quality of the visit.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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