If your insurance company requires that you obtain a referral from a primary care physician prior to seeing a specialist, they also require your primary care physician to conduct a medical evaluation of your medical problem and your need for specialty care.

Therefore, if you believe you need to see a specialist, we ask that you make an appointment with your primary care physician in order that he or she may evaluate the problem and make a determination of the need for, and nature of, the specialty referral.

If you are already being seen by a specialist and need your referral renewed, we ask that you notify us of your need for a new referral at least one week in advance of your appointment with the specialist to allow us the time to prepare the referral.