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    Okay i feel stupid for asking this cause I should know this answer...

    Okay now that I'm in Texas and I'm seeing a civilian dr do I have her put the referral in to see a GYN or do I just look up a GYN that takes Tricare and make the appointment? I'm so confused...

    I'm sorry for the dumb question ladies.. I'm just not used to this yet.. I was used to dealing with military drs and this referral thing just being so much easier coming from a naval hospital and not a civilian dr.

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    K, not sure how it works out in town. With medical on base for active duty, you have an appt with your PCM and they put in a referral for OBGYN if its something that fallls out of their realm. Meaning, PCM handles "general" items (i.e. pap smear, etc) whereas OBGYN would have something specialized. A

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    Thanks hon.. I think I'm just going to call Tricare in the morning. I need to get seen for an annual pap smear. UGHH..
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    Thanks hon.. I think I'm just going to call Tricare in the morning. I need to get seen for an annual pap smear. UGHH..
    pap is a routine procedure/appointment and for active duty at medical, the PCM handles that with a standby. they would typically only refer you to obgyn if there is something abnormal that they themselves (the PCM) cannot correct or the issue is not resolving, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNIwife View Post
    pap is a routine procedure/appointment and for active duty at medical, the PCM handles that with a standby. they would typically only refer you to obgyn if there is something abnormal that they themselves (the PCM) cannot correct or the issue is not resolving, etc.
    Ok then I should have my PCM do the pap??
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    Ok then I should have my PCM do the pap??
    That's my understanding?! but you know K, I just had my baby back in November. OBGYN did that stuff....I'm going to guess and tell you yes, I'm 95% sure, PCM does that it's a standard/routine procedure. I may be wrong. But, thinking I'm right actually.

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    no prob hon.. I need to call my dr anyway so I can ask them when I call. Push come to shove I'll just call Tricare
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    no prob hon.. I need to call my dr anyway so I can ask them when I call. Push come to shove I'll just call Tricare
    I'd say just call the appt line make the appt with the PCM and than call the clinic direct after the appt and confirm?! hun

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    Call your doctor to see if those procedures are performed in their office.

    When I was in San Diego, I saw a civilian PCM. I went to her if I was sick and also got paps preformed by her..
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    Quote Originally Posted by USNIwife View Post
    I'd say just call the appt line make the appt with the PCM and than call the clinic direct after the appt and confirm?! hun
    Yeah see in VA that's all I had to do was call the apt line tell them what I needed and bam an apt was made. I don't know if its that easier now that I'm on Tricare Prime Remote.. ..
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