Does your primary in NY do telehealth consults? A growing number of docs do nowadays. I like seeing my doc the old fashioned way - in person. But I guess if push came to shove I'd settle for an on-line consult. But it might present a problem if your NY doc wanted to write a script. Would it be honored in Florida? Probably not unless he's licensed to practice there too. I'm not sure how that works.
Otherwise I don't think it's that big a deal to need a PCP in Florida. Urgent care can handle all the routine coughs and colds. If something unforeseen arises you can always fly back to NY. In emergencies no doubt your insurance covers hospitalization in Florida. You can schedule your routine appointments with your NY primary when you're back in town.
If I trekked away from home for the winter my biggest concern would be to find a pizza joint that made Greek style pizzas like the one I frequent here.
Thanks TJ, my PCP doesnt do phone consults, he is so darn busy all the time, and has kept with the traditional delivery model. He just made a change, affiliated with a major hospital. I have had thoughts of leaving him because he is so busy, but i do like him, he cares, and it wouldn't be different anywhere else IMO. He can write prescript
ions in Florida we've done it before. In fact i just had my refill transferred from my NY PharmacY TO Florida.
My gut is telling me that what you said is the best approach. Use urgent care when needed, hospital in case of emergency, and go back to NY if i need to . I think my bigger concern is a cardiologist, but even that, if i am not here for more than 4 months at a time, i should be ok with my current Cardiologist in NY only (same Dr as my PCP)
As far as Pizza, there's good pizza down here. LOL