So I thought that since I know it is really hard to find a PM doc that will take new pts on medicaid, I decided to check around first. My first PC appt is on thurs at 2:15, and she already knows my history and will give me any referral I ask for. Back when I was preg with my son, I had to have an EEG for some stupid reason, and I was sent to a neurologist in Tampa. While I was there I asked her if she handled any PM for medicaid, and she said that if I got regular medicaid (instead of pregnancy medicaid) that she would take me as a pt. Its like a year and a half later or something, and I didnt expect her to still take medicaid, but I called her today, and she does!!! I have to pick some kind of HMO within medicaid, and she told me the types that they accept, so now all I have to do is call medicaid and pick one of the plans that she told me about.
I dont know this dr, I only met her once, but when I had that EEG, she was very informative, and she listened and spent adequate time with me. Even though it was for a different reason, I felt comfortable with her. I dont want to get my hopes up too much, but I think that this is a good thing. It couldn't have come at a better time.
I have spent the last couple of days feeling soooo negative. Everyone that I know who has pain issues and medicaid arent able to get the PM
drs, and Ive been wallowing in self pity and fear. I suppose that something can go wrong still, but I refuse to think about that now. I am so excited and relieved and I dont know how I'm going to wait how ever many weeks it takes to get in, but I have a set of specific things to do to get this done, where before it was all theoretical. I just go to my PC dr, get the referral, pick a plan with medicaid that both doctors will accept and that should be it.
After feeling low and hopless for so long, I now have at least something. I just dont know what to do with my self for the wait inbetween. Sorry Its hard to explain... like an emotional roller coaster. I just cant wait. Thank you all for being there for me and I cant wait to tell you what happens.
Degenerative Disk Disease, 3 deteriorated and 2 of those are also herniated in lumbar spine, also 2 herniated in C-spine. Psoriatic Arthritis, with the sholders, hands, left hip, and knees affected the most. Major anxiety and depression issues. Wishing I could learn to live with this.