Ask your doctor if they are part of a call group. Ask what happens when your doctor is unavailable (traveling etc).
Lori Masteller, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursSusquehanna Valley Medical Specialties
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
- Keystone Health Plan Central (Capital BC)
- Community General Osteopathic Hospital Pinnacle Health
- Fulton County Medical Center
- HealthSouth Altoona Rehabilitation Hospital
- Holy Spirit Hospital
- The Bloomsburg Hospital
How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Cathleen London, MD, Family Medicine, answered
What is a healthcare provider?
The term provider is generally applied to any person who provides healthcare: doctors, nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc. However, many physicians do not appreciate being labeled providers.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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.
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