When a primary care provider (PCP) recommends that you or your family member should see an orthopedic or rheumatology specialist, have you ever stopped to think about the influences behind their recommendation?
Chances are, those referrals are made in your doctor’s best interest – not yours.
“Leakage” is the term health care systems use when patients see doctors from a different health care group, and health care systems keep a close eye on their leakage reports to keep you in their system. Factors like lack of information, simplicity, and pressure from executives to keep patients (and your pocketbooks) within their system can cause PCPs to make decisions that are not in your best interest. But even if your PCP is not confident, you can be.
When being told you need to make yet another appointment, you feel overwhelmed and it might be easier not to question anything – especially when it comes from a doctor you trust. But it’s your health. It’s your family. Why settle if there is a better option?
OSMS cares about what’s best for you and your loved ones.
We’re here to remind you that your health care shouldn’t be limited to a certain health care system. You can make different choices, see different specialists and go to different clinics. Take back your life in a way that works for you.