What role can a patient play in what specialty physician is chosen for their referral?

Your primary care physician (PCP) might recommend a specialty physician they have had good outcome working with in the past, but in the end, every patient has a choice in deciding which specialty physician they would like to care for them, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

While your PCP will be happy to offer you options of specialty physicians, the patient is ultimately able to choose who provides his or her care, according to PHN physicians.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how your role in choosing specialty physicians who care for you.

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