What is Dr. Rodriguez's medical background?
here to see his Bio.
What is a Primary Care Physician?
A PCP is the doctor in charge of
rendering basic health services to your child. The PCP
will see your healthy child periodically (routine
physical examinations) or any time he/she is sick. Among
other functions, the PCP decides- and ultimately
authorizes- hospital admissions, transfers to ER,
referrals to specialists, labs and X-rays. Some
insurances would assign a Primary Care Physician (PCP)
to your child. Some others do not have PCPs, but a
network of doctors and health providers, or they simply
allow you to go to any doctor in the community.
Is Dr. Rodriguez my PCP?
Dr. Rodriguez is your PCP, you will see
My Children's Doctor, PA
written on your insurance card.
What happens if I want my child to be seen by Dr.
Rodriguez, but he is not my PCP?
Among the Medicaid insurances, just Medipass allows your
child to be seen by a different PCP. An authorization
has to be requested to the PCP, though. If the
authorization is given to us, we can go ahead and see
your child. Otherwise he/she can always stay with us as
a private patient (not insurance-covered). Most private
insurances do not allow to be seen by a different PCP,
but they do allow you to permanently change PCP.
How can I change my PCP to Dr. Rodriguez?
your insurance allows you to change PCPs, you can go
ahead and make the change through the customer service
number written on your insurance card, or through your
case worker. A list of most insurances phone numbers and
websites is available for you in our
For most Medicaid insurances, if requested before the
5th of each month, the change will be effective by the
first of next month. If requested later than the 5th,
two months will be required for the change to be
If Medipass happens to be your insurance,
remember new babies need their own Medicaid number. Call
the Medicaid Office Line to get your child assigned to
My Children's Doctor, PA. The number to add a new patient is
1(888)367-6554 and the number to change your provider is
Most private insurances allow you to change PCP when
What is a referral?
referral is the procedure of directing your child to a
are the main steps to do a referral:
Dr. Rodriguez determines in an office visit that your
child needs to be evaluated by a specialist.
You contact such
specialist from the specialist list provided by your
insurance, and set the appointment.
You then call our
office and let us know the name, phone, fax and
address of the specialist, and the date & time of
We timely fax over the
referral to the specialist.
You keep your
specialist office visit.
forwards results to Dr. Rodriguez.
You contact Dr.
Rodriguez's office for results and a follow-up
visit, if applicable.