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When you believe that care beyond your general physician is required, but your general physician will not refer you for such care, it is time to turn up the gas a little. One way to do this is to make a phone call to your general physician and explain that your symptoms persist and you [...]
Your first line of attack for getting specialized or other medical care from someone other than your general physician is your general physician. In functioning as the gatekeeper, your general physician determines whether to refer you for specialized or other medical care.
An essential part of the introductory process is for you to arrange to send all medical records for you (and your family) to your new general physician. Remember that some medical records—such as x-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, sonograms, and some medical reports—are often retained at hospitals or other facilities you may have visited.