As your primary care provider, we will coordinate all of your medical care. Please consult our office whenever you have any questions. We will be able to guide you regarding appropriate referral procedures and requirements, unless your Insurance plan allows you to go directly to a specialist without a prescription or referral.
Otherwise, our physician may refer you to a specialist for treatment when medically necessary. Furthermore, we can also help you select the proper specialist and continue to coordinate your care. Many times follow-up care can be provided through our office. However, if you require a specialists’ attention to have continued and ongoing care we will help arrange and simplify this for you with the cooperation of the specialist(s) office and your insurance plan. If a referral is needed, please contact our office upon making your specialist appointment and let the referral coordinator know in a timely manner. We ask for at least a week in advance of notice, of your appointment due to the process that has to transpire between the PCP and the insurance in order to obtain the referral. Keep in mind at all times that referrals are requests from physician to physician and not originated by the patient, therefore the following is needed to expedite the referral process and warrant Medical Necessity: