Doctors are increasingly concerned about promoting information on wellness and prevention. However, many doctors are not well-trained in these fields and many doctors may not have the time or interest to provide this information. You, as a patient, however, have every right to expect and demand it.
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 a doctor will be focused on wellness and prevention?
What kind of training do internal medicine doctors have?
Internal Medicine doctors, or Internists, are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat illness in adults. Internal Medicine is the fundamental base of medical training that many other specialties build on.
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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