Can I see a specialist without a referral from my family doctor?
Many insurance companies such as PPO's and Medicare do not require a referral.
Do all insurance companies require authorization for surgical procedures?
Many insurance companies such as PPO's and Medicare do not require authorization if the procedure is done as an outpatient procedure.
Does chronic middle ear fluid during early childhood cause speech delay?
Middle ear fluid can cause enough hearing loss during the early childhood to cause speech delay.
How old should a child be before considering ear tubes?
I prefer to wait until about 9 months of age because the ear canal may be too narrow to insert ear tubes comfortably. In some cases the procedure can be done earlier.
How can you be sure that you are removing the entire skin cancer at the time of surgery?
Examination of the margins by the pathologist at the time of surgery by frozen section, I believe, gives the best chance of complete removal.