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.
Ralph M Wurster, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursFamily Health Care of Celebration
Kissimmee, FL 34747
- AvMed Health Plan
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Florida Health Care Plan
- Health First
- Humana Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- WellCare HMO
- Florida Hospital Celebration Health
- Osceola Regional Medical Center
- Will I have to see a primary care provider for referrals to specialists?
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
Most people rely on the recommendations of friends and relatives when trying to find a new doctor. That is a good start but it is still important to check on the doctors training, board certification, hospital appointments and disciplinary history.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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.
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