If you need a referral or authorization from our office to see another kind of doctor or have a procedure, call our office at least one week before your appointment. We can let your insurance company know why you need to have this appointment. This will help you get the best benefit from your insurance plan. It is important for you to get authorization before your visit. If you do not get your approval before your appointment, you may have to pay for the visit yourself. We cannot authorize visits that have already happened.