General Practitioners are trained in Primary Care Medicine. They are usually Family Practitioners and Internists. They are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent illness in adults.
Heather Honey, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursExempla Family Practice Specialists
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
- What kind of training do general practitioners have?
Will I have to see a primary care provider for referrals to specialists?
Most health plans will require a referral from a primary care specialist before seeing another specialist such as a cardiologist or neurologist. However, some plans do not require a referral. It is best to check with your health plan before seeing another specialist to see if a referral is required. If one is required and you do not have one, you could end up paying the entire bill.
How can I find a good general practitioner where I live?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredBrowse the internet to find a good general practitioner or any doctor. Check out credentials and board certification. Check with the nearby hospital for the chief of staff for the specialty you desire. Always seek 2 if not 3 consultations and bring a check list of questions with you during your visit.
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