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bullet How to get a referral elsewhere

Many times people think they have no choice but to see the specialist they have been referred to by their primary care physician (PCP).

There are always ways to get a referral to a different doctor.

The easiest way is to simply ask your PCP if you can be referred elsewhere. Many times your PCP has a few different specialists from which to choose.

Second, review your insurance information. Many times it will specify under what terms the insurance company can override a referral, or an appeal process that can be utilized.

When your PCP or your insurance company fail you, there is one additional method that I have successfully used.

It is important you give this method some forethought.  If you try to fly by the seat of your pants you may find yourself in deep water. DO NOT BREAK THE LAW

The little known fact is that a doctor can refuse to see you.

All you have to do is to get the doctor to refuse to treat you, and you are pretty much guaranteed a new referral elsewhere.

Enough said.

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My problems with Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Poor record keeping by Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group’s staff attitudes
bullet Extreme wait times for appointments at Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Lack of concern by Orthopedic Medical Group for their patients
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group knowingly allows their doctors to excessively overbook
bullet Frivolous appointments were required
bullet Why I hold the medical group responsible for the actions of a rogue doctor
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My problems with Dr. John B. Gonzalez – my former orthopedic surgeon.
bullet Dr. Gonzalez’s Nurse Kathy
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s Staff
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s orthopaedic surgery skills
bullet Dr. Gonzalez himself
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Other doctors I would avoid because of their affiliation with Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez
bullet Dr. Robert Jaspan
bullet Dr. Sunny Uppal
bullet Dr. Michael Mai
bullet Dr. Peter Sofia
bullet Dr. Jack Akmakjian
bullet Dr. Donald Kim
bullet Dr. Lawrence Walker
bullet Dr. Neil Hallbridge
bullet Dr. William Navigato
bullet Dr. Stephen Suzuki
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Orthopedic services in the area
bullet Dr. Shoji receives my highest recommendation
bullet Orthopedic services in Riverside
bullet Orthopedic services in Moreno Valley
bullet Orthopedic services in Corona
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Related Information
bullet OMG’s locations
bullet How to get referred to another specialist
bullet About me and this site
bullet Latest in orthopedic news
bullet Related to OMG Riverside?
bullet Is This Why You Have To Wait - OMG's Retirement Information
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