After almost 20 years, my doctor will no longer take my insurance- the ONLY dr I have had that will Listen to me, instead of just judge.
So I'm left looking for a new doctor. The first (and so far only) Dr I have tried, was Beyond judgemental. Nothing that my old doctor has prescribed (and is working) is right, and he wants me to stop All medications- he's not a big "drug guy". He says that yes things are working Now, but I'll develop a tolerance in the next 15 to 20 years, so there's no point taking it Now.
Needless to say, I'm not going back to Him.
So how do I find a Good doctor that will Listen to me, that actually Knows something about fm, and will be helpful, instead of thinking I'm drug seeking, it's all in my head, or it's actually something else? I don't think I can handle going to another dr that rolls their eyes at me (and yes, he really did).
Wow! Sorry to hear that. It is hard to find someone. I will keep you in my thoughts and pray for you to find someone who will listen to you. I don't blame you for not going back...i say if it ain't broke don't fix it. Goodluck
Have you talked with your old doctor about a cash discount so you can still see him? My dr stopped taking my insurance and with the discount he gave me it was about the same prices as my co-pay.
contact your insurance and see what doctors you can and call and ask if they treat fibro pts
hi .. my one suggestion is that you make your phone calls and interview them . meaning when you call ask them if they believe in an treat this illness. in this way hopefully you will find a good one and save yourself some time and leg work. best of luck to you,
Oh, my GOODNESS!!! I recently had a physician say blah, blah, blah about fibro and how there was NO testing for it, etc. I’ve been going to this guy for a very long time for my shoulder and thumb issues and never expected the reaction I got from him. I was crushed so, yes…I’m with you 100%. Here’s an idea…go to your pharmacy (mine is terrific) and ask them who they can recommend that you see. Also, if you’re close enough to any of them there, leave your phone number and ask them to pass it along to someone who has fibro and may be willing to talk to you about who they go to and how they handle their meds. I’ve done that…left my number for folks who have needed help with their Celiac Disease. I wish you nothing but the best…chin up love! Don’t allow anyone to make you feel so bad.
Oh wow! It’s so hard & upsetting. Even the ones who are supposed to be specialists are total butts about it & treat youike your crazy. I’ve never found any doctor that would do a phone interview… so the only way I know of is word of mouth, internet research & just trying… I hope you are able to find one soon.
If you figure it out let me know !!
Try this website's directory and good luck, I'm having similar problems with my doctor not taking my insurance. It's really hard to find a new doctor. Also healthgrades.com has physician profiles with reviews and which insurance they take. I'd go there as well. I think that research will be key in order to find a good match for you. Good luck! Let us know if you find one.