By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare 

Most "ologist" practices—specialists such as urologists, dermatologists, and endocrinologists—depend on two sources for their patients: referrals from primary care providers and insurance networks. Therefore, it makes sense to pay close attention to both, tracking and nurturing those resources for referrals, according to Renal & Urology News.

The value of referrals to specialists was recently confirmed by a Mayo Clinic study that found more than 20% of patients who sought a second opinion from specialists were misdiagnosed by primary care providers.

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