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Currently, patients may call and set up their own appointments with Dr. Cheng Tao and Dr. Derrick Cho without a referral from a physician. Spine & Neuro Center also offers appointments with our physician assistants and CRNP’s (Nurse Practitioners) without a referral from a physician. All other physicians in our practice require a referral from your primary care or urgent care physician. Please keep in mind that some insurance companies require referrals as well.
Please bring the following:
All X-rays, MRI’s, and CT’s films pertaining to current problem/diagnosis
Records regarding previous treatments
Co-payment or minimum payment (given at time of appt. for uninsured patients)
New patient registration forms
For continuity of care, our physicians retain the same patients. However, special concessions may be made in individual cases.
For more information on specific conditions and treatments, visit the AANS website
If you are already an established patient, it may be necessary to get another referral if:
You need to be seen for a different problem / diagnosis
If your insurance requires a new referral