Nothing could be a more important decision than who YOU choose to trust in regards to your own personal health, or that of a loved one. Years of being in health care have led me to believe that referrals from one doctor to another have very little to do with great patient care. It is all about referral to the RIGHT doctor. There are many reasons why one doctor puts another doctor's name on a referral note. I don't mean to imply that doctors seek payment for referrals, because this doesn't happen to my knowledge.
Bottom line, you are not required to see the doctor that you are referred to, even if your doctor has transferred notes or x-rays to them. Talk to friends and family members, and seek care from someone you have decided to see for that care. You do not need a doctor referral to see us for CARE! You can call us yourself.
Although I personally participate with some insurance companies who offer a competitive pay for my care, I would not personally seek care from any doctor solely because they "accept" my insurance. It amazes me the number of people who so indiscriminately seek care this way. I understand that money is important, but there is nothing more important than your health!