Prescriptions, Referrals and Authorizations

Prescriptions

Always bring a list of or the bottles of any medications, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements, you are taking to your visit. Be sure to ask for prescription refills while you are at WMed Health so you do not run out of medication. If you call later for refills, it may take three business days to get the prescription. We will send your prescriptions to your pharmacy electronically. You can pick up your prescription from our practice. We do not prescribe new medicine, antibiotics or pain medicine over the phone. We need to see you in the practice before ordering these medications. You can request a prescription refill using your MyChart account. 

If you receive care from a provider outside our practice, please inform us if that provider has prescribed you with new medications. Your doctor or nurse will verify your current medications with you at each visit. You will also receive an updated list of medications at the end of each visit.

Referrals and Authorizations

Our Referrals Department works closely with your primary care doctor to ensure efficient and timely medical appointments for your care. We will assist in scheduling services with other health care providers and will assist your doctor with authorization for services, when required by your insurance. 

To ensure maximum usage of your benefits, please know that some insurance plans may require you to have a visit with your primary care before seeing a specialist. If you need a referral or authorization from outside the WMed Health network, please schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor first. This may prevent you from incurring additional out-of-pocket costs.

For questions about your referral or the referral process, please call 269.337.6289.

  • EPIC Information for Referring Physicians

    A referral by a healthcare provider is required. To refer, call 269.337.6289 or fax 269.337.6547. To make a referral in Epic, “Add Order” at the bottom right of the progress note or within the Meds and Orders section, search for the word “referral” and the Epic referral name. 

    Specialty Providers Epic Referral Name
    Adolescent Eating Disorders
    • Maria Demma Cabral, MD
    • Kristine M. Gibson, MD
    WMed Adolescent Eating Disorders
    Adolescent Gynecology
    • Maria Demma Cabral, MD
    • Silvia Teresa Linares, MD
    • Zylkia M. Rodriguez, MD
    • Debra A. Taubel, MD
    WMed Adolescent Gynecology
    Adolescent Medicine Maria Demma Cabral, MD WMed Adolescent Medicine
    Cystic Fibrosis Mariam Ischander, MBChB WMed Pediatric Pulmonology
    Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Neel Soares, MBBS WMed Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Melinda Abernethy, MD, MPH WMed Urogynecology
    Geriatrics Daniel Brauner, MD WMed Geriatrics
    Infectious Diseases
    • Benjamin S. Avner, MD, PhD
    • Harry O. Boamah, MD
    • Pimpawan Boapimp, MD
    • Thomas E. Flynn, MD
    • Brett W. Jagger, MD, PhD
    WMed Infectious Disease
    Metabolic Genetics Shibani Kanungo, MD, MPH WMed Metabolic Genetics
    Neurology Mark Goetting, MD WMed Pediatric Neurology
    Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
    • Michael Fonger, PA-C
    • Joseph K. Weistroffer, MD
    WMed Orthopedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    • Robert J. Baker, MD, PhD
    • Karen M. Bovid, MD
    • Michael Fonger, PA-C
    • Keith Kenter, MD
    • Joseph K. Weistroffer, MD
    • WMed Orthopedic Surgery
    • WMed Sports Medicine
    Pediatric Autism Center
    • Roger Apple, PhD
    • Kenneth Holda, MA
    • Neel S. Soares, MBBS
    • Katherine Tennant Beenen, PhD
    • Kathryn White, MA
    WMed Pediatric Psychology
    Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate Care
    • Mark Goetting, MD
    • Patricia Woodhams, MD
    Children's Multidisciplinary Services (CMDS)
    Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • Ethel Clemente, MD
    • Berrin Ergun-Longmire, MD
    • Patricia J. Vining Maravolo, DNP
    WMed Pediatric Endocrinology
    Pediatric Multiple Disability Care
    • Karen M. Bovid, MD
    • Mark Goetting, MD
    • Dilip Patel, MBBS, MBA, MPH
    Children's Multidisciplinary Services (CMDS)
    Pediatric Nephrology Yi Cai, MD, PhD HDVCH Ped Nephrology
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Karen M. Bovid, MD WMed Pediatric Orthopedics
    Pediatric Psychology Services
    • Roger Apple, PhD
    • Katherine Tennant Beenen, PhD
    • Kathryn White, MA
    WMed Pediatric Psychology
    Pediatric Pulmonology Mariam Ischander, MBChB WMed Pediatric Pulmonology
    Psychiatry
    • Valrie M. Honablue, MD
    • John Jacob, MD
    • Randall Kirk, DO
    • Maritza E. Lagos Saez, MD
    • Lisa L. Leininger, PsyD
    • Sharee N. Light, PhD
    • Michael J. Redinger, MD
    • Sonia Shariff, MD
    • Rajiv Tandon, MBBS
    WMed Psychiatry
    Sleep Medicine
    • Mark Goetting, MD
    • Mariam Ischander, MBChB
    • WMed Sleep Medicine
    • WMed Pediatric Sleep Medicine
    Surgery
    • Jill Chambers, PA-C
    • Rin Michelle Chapman, MS
    • John T. Collins, MD
    • Lawrence McCahill, MD
    • Lisa A. Miller, MD
    • Saad A. Shebrain, MBBCh
    WMed General Surgery
  • Forms for Referring Physicians

    For providers who want to refer a patient to WMed Health, please complete the Specialty Referral Form below and fax it to our Referrals Department at 269.337.6547 or call us at 269.337.6289.


    For providers who want to refer a patient to WMed Health Psychiatry, please complete the Psychiatry Referral Form below and fax it to 269.337.6376 or call us at 269.337.6373.


    Click here for a printer-friendly Pediatric Subspecialities Practice referral brochure.