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
Manchester, TN 37355
- AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthCare
- BC/BS of Tennessee
- BlueCare/Volunteer State Health Plan/TN Healthcare Network
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Cariten Health Plan
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- TLC Familycare
- TRICARE South/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 find out a doctor’s office hours?
The best way to obtain a doctor’s office hours is to call the office or visit the practice website.
How can I determine if a doctor will see patients at night or on weekends?
Most physicians will not see patients in their offices or at the patient’s home in the evening or on weekends. Some will, however, and there is a new practice model called Concierge Medicine in which physicians promise greater access for a fee. Typically, if a patient calls a physician after hours, that doctor, or a covering doctor, will respond, discuss symptoms and advise the patient to immediately go to the emergency department at a nearby hospital if it is a critical problem or come in to the doctor’s office the next day if the need is not urgent.
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