Referral

A primary care physician standing with a smiling faceThis is when your primary care physician provides you with written approval needed to go and see a specialist or get certain services. If you have an HMO plan, you will most likely need a referral from your primary care physician if you are seeking health care services from anyone besides your primary care physician.

Alan got the referral he needed from his primary care physician, and he was looking forward to getting help from a specialist.