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Preparing for a new adventure, which I am not happy about

Monday, February 10, 2020

It's raining.. its pouring.. and already we can see the water running down from our yard to our neighbors.

I had a run a few errands this morning.. and Of course it stated to rain hours ahead of the time the weather forecasters thought it would start

This afternoon I am putting together my medical history. I see a new doctor on Wed. I have been waiting since Oct 1st for this appt

I stopped by my PCP's office this morning and had a quick chat with my women's health doctor. She was to be taking over my care, since my PCP who I have been with since 2009, I had to give up. He can not take any medicare patients

I have know this was going to happen but I was assured that since she had me as a patients for many many years, it would all work out. But now she is rethinking it as she is learning more about automiummune issues, she is thinking I might be better off taking all that treatment to this doctor I am meeting for the first time on Wed. I just feel empty and like I was kicked out the house with no prep

Yes there is one way for me to see my old PCP. I can check into the ER and our insurance will pay for it.
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    Unfortunately so many times the ER is the only way!
    53 days ago
    Sorry you have to go through this. I hope you can work things out.
    55 days ago
    Something needs to change, I think. The idea of having to give up going to a doctor who knows you is distressing to say the least.
    57 days ago
    57 days ago
    So far my DH and I have been able to see our doctors and go to two hospitals in our area that both accept Medicare. We have Supplemental Insurance that has been very good so far. It is a real eye-opener to see what is charged by the doctors and hospitals compared to what the Insurance Company will cover. The costs are so astronomical that I don't know how the Medical Establishment expects the average retiree to be able to cover it. I will give you one example...………….when I was in the hospital for one day in August, they went over the prescriptions that I take and brought them in at night and the next morning for me to take. Every Rx I had cost as much for 2 pills as it did for the entire bottles at home...……….and this was just one example of the hike in price. I don't know what the answer is...……….but the elderly and retired can't begin to keep up with costs like this.
    57 days ago
    We have Medicare and Tricare as our supplemental. Most clinics don't like Tricare because their allowed charges are so low and they are horribly slow to pay. Hope you can get things figured out.
    57 days ago
    57 days ago
    I still have a few more years to get things like that in place. But that sucks!
    57 days ago
    I am so sorry Pam. This stinks! I've been on Medicare for 5 years now. I've been lucky because the doctors in my Primary Care Network are all Medicare certified. But I was seeing a wonderful counselor every now and then - someone who understood my life and was helpful in keeping me on track. Nope - she can't see medicare patients. I sure wasn't happy about that! When they talk about Medicare for All I just cringe because it's not as great as they want you to think.
    57 days ago
    It seems like medical care is getting more and more complicated. Hope it can all can be worked out for you.
    58 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    sorry you are going through this
    58 days ago
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