Mayo Clinic physicians are committed to collaborating with referring physicians. Telephone consultations and referrals may be arranged by contacting the Referring Physician Service.

To refer a patient:

Rochester, Minnesota

Call 800-533-1564 (toll-free). From outside the U.S.: 507-538-1515.

Online referrals

Sign up for online referrals and other services.

Mayo Clinic providers generally can see most patients within two weeks after an appointment request. Patients with urgent issues can usually be seen within 24 hours after their requests. In emergencies, patients are directly transferred to inpatient hospital care.

Orthopedic surgery publications

Orthopedic Surgery Update

Mayo Clinic online education on GIBLIB

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Continuous professional development

Mayo Clinic offers continuous professional development courses in a learner-centered interactive format. Mayo Clinic courses are delivered by faculty who are renowned in their field and passionate about education. Participation in Mayo Clinic continuous professional development courses offers timely evidence-based practices that can be implemented immediately.

Medical training

Sept. 24, 2022