Dr. Sehgal can assist you through the health care system by assessing your healthcare needs and referring you to the appropriate specialist. Managed care plans require that you obtain a referral and/or authorization prior to seeking specialty services. Therefore, it is important to obtain the proper referral/authorization before your appointment. Our office staff is here to help guide you through this process. Referrals may be obtained at the time of your office visit. We will need the following information to process your referral: Name of the Specialist you plan to consult, address, phone number, fax and their NPI. Processing of referrals can take up to five business days from the time of request. Patients can pick up the referral during business hours or they can be forwarded to the specialists office via fax or mail. A copy of the referral authorization will be scanned into your electronic medical record in our office.