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MPN CHOICE in CALIFORNIA
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In California, may your PCP in the MPN be an Orthopedic Physician, Neurologist or must the provider be an Occupational Medicine/ Family Med or General Practitioner SMH...

It seems reasonable to me if your medical issues are orthopedic or neurological in nature that your primary care should be accordingly.

Appreciate all feedback!
 
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#2
MPNs are made up of both pirmary care and specialists.
more on MPNs here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mpn/dwc_mpn_faq.html

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(12-11-2011, 07:58 PM)1171 Wrote: MPNs are made up of both pirmary care and specialists.
more on MPNs here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mpn/dwc_mpn_faq.html
1171- thanks for the link. After reading the entire page, it still does not answer the question regarding.... PCP choice... May a PCP be an Orthopedic or Neurologist?
 
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(12-13-2011, 05:26 PM)inquiringMIND Wrote:
(12-11-2011, 07:58 PM)1171 Wrote: MPNs are made up of both pirmary care and specialists.
more on MPNs here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mpn/dwc_mpn_faq.html
1171- thanks for the link. After reading the entire page, it still does not answer the question regarding.... PCP choice... May a PCP be an Orthopedic or Neurologist?

If it is medically appropriate, yes.
 
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#5

If it is medically appropriate, yes
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Thanks, Woodlawn.

With two injuries that resulted in 4 bulging discs and intermittent pain for months and no lasting improvement with therapies, it seemed high time to at least refer me to an Ortho or Neuro. drs refused to refer me. This is one of the many reasons I want to switch providers. Unless I'm missing part of the picture, it feels like I've been led to believe my only option for PCP is Occupational Med Docs. I was told this by one of my adjustors.......who claimed back in August, that the other drs. On MPN list were only for referral purposes not for Primary Care. SMH...
 
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#6
of course you can always switch to a primary care doctor who will make a referral.
you may have to contact a number of specialists to find one who'll take you without a referral.
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(12-14-2011, 01:33 PM)inquiringMIND Wrote: If it is medically appropriate, yes

Thanks, Woodlawn.

With two injuries that resulted in 4 bulging discs and intermittent pain for months and no lasting improvement with therapies, it seemed high time to at least refer me to an Ortho or Neuro. drs refused to refer me. This is one of the many reasons I want to switch providers. Unless I'm missing part of the picture, it feels like I've been led to believe my only option for PCP is Occupational Med Docs. I was told this by one of my adjustors.......who claimed back in August, that the other drs. On MPN list were only for referral purposes not for Primary Care. SMH...
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Why would the doctors refuse?

In any case, you have the right to choose any doctor in the MPN so long as that choice is medically appropriate (with exceptions.)

The reality though too is that with the bulging discs and intermittent pain, the ortho or neuro probably isn't going to be keen to do much other than some core strengthening.
 
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Woodlawn~ why refuse??? smh... It's a mystery to me. Although one Occ Med said he would not refer me because he was :"the specialist"

Core stregnthening is good. My PT helped me work on this to some degree, but at the end of the day, therapy has not helped with the core problem and seemed like it was worsening my pain at times....whatever that is....
 
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