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.
James Roth, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursLincoln Tree Clinic
1600 McArthur St
Manchester, TN 37355
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Murray Medical Center
- Stones River Hospital
- United Regional Medical Center
- Will I have to see a primary care provider for referrals to specialists?
How can I determine if a doctor’s staff will be friendly and helpful?
Not only should a doctor’s staff be friendly and helpful, but they should be professional. That entails accuracy, discretion, politeness, efficiency and other characteristics of a professionally run medical office.
How can I find out what hospital a doctor uses?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredYou may find out what hospital your physician uses by going online on their website. If there is any question, call the hospital and confirm with the medical staff office. Most doctors will list on their website hospital affiliations.
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