Answers to Common Health Literacy Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about health literacy.

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.

Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Dulan, MD, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Nestor, MD, Trenton Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Ziad Khatib, MD, First Care Family Medical; Jennifer Romaker, NP-C, Fairfield Road Physician Offices