Throughout my practice, I always feel I have my patient’s best visual interests in mind. With this in mind, I am always thinking am I the best professional to work with a patient’s condition or should I refer them to a specialist? My standard is if I would refer myself or a family member for a given condition, I’ll refer the patient.
As a private practitioner, I have only myself to answer to. I don’t have to justify myself to any corporate head. I know my strengths in working with patients and I’m continuously updating my skills. I have been able to establish great sources of referrals over the years. What’s interesting is that some of these specialists refer patients to me whom they know will be well taken care of and effectively treated.