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rupun
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Specialist doctors

Post by rupun » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:58 pm

hi all,

is it possible to book an appointment directly with a specialist, e.g. an ENT specialist, in the public healthcare system? or do I have to be the guinea pig for the junior doctors at the terveyskeskus, before they finally give up and refer to a specialist?



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Re: Specialist doctors

Post by Beep_Boop » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:14 pm

As far as I know, with the public health care, that's your only option.
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Re: Specialist doctors

Post by 007 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:45 pm

rupun wrote:hi all,

is it possible to book an appointment directly with a specialist, e.g. an ENT specialist, in the public healthcare system? or do I have to be the guinea pig for the junior doctors at the terveyskeskus, before they finally give up and refer to a specialist?
Hmm.. as far as I know, you first have to go through akuutti if you have any problem. There, a nurse will try to solve your case and calls a doctor (general) into the room if needed. You might get a referral to a specialist only from there.
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Re: Specialist doctors

Post by masao » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:25 am

Hi.
In my case of trigger finger, the health centre doctor checked a little and then sent a letter to a specialist.
The latter then sent to me an appoint time invitation (about two months wait).
After the appointment, there were about five months wait before the surgical operation was done to my hand.

It was very slow procedure. The whole process cost about 110€. If not in a hurry, then this is a good option.

t, masao
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