Can A Doctor Refuse To Give A Referral

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When It’s Not Just About Opioid Use

Blanket Diagnoses Of Drug-Seeking Individuals In Hospitals Opioid abuse is a real problem. A national survey by SAMHSA revealed that 10.1 million people aged 12 and over misused opioids in 2019. Of those, 9.7 million individuals misused prescription pain relievers. In 2020, 16,416 individuals died from an overdose of prescription opioids. Many of these individuals


Can You Trust Your Physician’s Referral Process?

Referrals are big business for insurers and employers, and that can hurt patients. The current health care model requires a patient to first present to their primary care physician with any medical issue. If the primary care physician believes additional diagnostic testing or consultation/treatment with a specialized physician is required, the primary care physician will


Have Symptoms That Won’t Go Away?

Time for a Conversation with Your Doctor. Dealing with chronic symptoms can be lonely and frustrating, especially when your physician does not appear to be listening or taking your complaints seriously. Unfortunately, this is a common patient experience. In a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers found patients were only given