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  • wtf!?!!! no dr wants me!

    not a single Drs office on my list will take me as a patient. the lady today gave me a Dr in Georgia because he is a sci patient, and is the only one who takes sci patients. is that just fmessed up or what?!? There is a nearby voc rehab, and a hospital, and a pain clinic, but no Gp. this cant be right.
    I went in person just so they would not hang up on me. nice folks but the ladys say they dont have anyone who takes patients with those kind of complicated conditions. k the office in georgia says no also. I dont know what to do.

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    Jody, that sucks. Try to find a doctor through the pain clinic you mentioned. Even if he/she specializes in pain some docs are willing to cover other areas too. For a long time I had an ortho who acted like a GP for me until I found one I felt comfortable with.

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    • #3
      Jody, there's an SCI center in Charlotte, NC. I wouldn't give them a high recommendation, but I would imagine that you could at least start there until you could find something better. You can PM me if you are interested in more info. about it.
      "The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." -Gloria Steinem

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Danine View Post
        Jody, there's an SCI center in Charlotte, NC. I wouldn't give them a high recommendation, but I would imagine that you could at least start there until you could find something better. You can PM me if you are interested in more info. about it.
        well now I dont even know why they are refurring out of state because sc medicaid is only good in south carolina.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jody View Post
          not a single Drs office on my list will take me as a patient. the lady today gave me a Dr in Georgia because he is a sci patient, and is the only one who takes sci patients. is that just fmessed up or what?!? There is a nearby voc rehab, and a hospital, and a pain clinic, but no Gp. this cant be right.
          I went in person just so they would not hang up on me. nice folks but the ladys say they dont have anyone who takes patients with those kind of complicated conditions. k the office in georgia says no also. I dont know what to do.

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          • #6
            spoke to all but the last, but dont need a lawyer. first Dr on your list does not take medicaid. It will cost 90.00 each visit. id be homeless again if I had to pay that all the time.
            greenvill county disabilities...... no longer exists. both numbers are disconnected and there is no forwarding number.
            thanx for the offer of a free exam, I dont think I would benefit from it medically though, so must politely decline. made me laugh though.

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            • #7
              no specialist who accepts my insurance will see me without a refurral from a Gp.

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              • #8
                Hey Jody, first of all I am sorry. But did the GP's office give you a reason why they wouldn't take you? Are they not taking any new patients? Are they not taking new people with medicaid as their insurance?

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                • #9
                  Don't do anything drastic but go to emergency, I don't think they can refuse you. Health care in the U.S. isn't worth a crap.

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                  • #10
                    WTF? Jody Im so sorry! Good luck

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                    • #11
                      Isn't it odd? I always figured the doctors would love to have you, it's the insurance companies who don't.

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                      • #12
                        Jody, we had the same experience here in Oklahoma...spent months calling every dr between Tulsa and Oklahoma City...the doctor my son had moved and no one within his practice and that was a clinic with 12 doc's would take him on as a patient...It was all about pain management and them not wanting to write scripts...and telling us they had no experience with sci...and then, oh...sorry we don't accept medicare...we still had his original rehab doc that he saw twice a year and she took over his scripts for his meds, something she doesn't usually do...and after months we finally found a primary care doc but they won't treat a uti...said he had to find a specialist...when I asked what he would treat, was told allergies and run of the mill illnesses...and no pain drugs...wtf...

                        I do hope you can find a doc soon...ER is there and they can't turn you away but that doesn't help with your meds...are you still on the patch? or any that will cause a problem when you run out...maybe time to go meet the editor of your local paper and see if they would do a story about your plight...

                        Anyone planning a move might learn from this ordeal...seek out and find a doc before you move! Sending hugs, judy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by arndog View Post
                          Hey Jody, first of all I am sorry. But did the GP's office give you a reason why they wouldn't take you? Are they not taking any new patients? Are they not taking new people with medicaid as their insurance?
                          all that I have applied to are accepting new patients. and accept medicaid. the two today had me fill out a paper listing medications and diagnosis. same as the others. exact words are we don't have anyone here who has the medical training to take a spinal cord patient because my issues are too complicated. I then say, well, you can refer me to specialists, I just need a gp to give me those referrals. receptionists says we cant do that, sorry, you have a nice day now. really nice about it, but still no. some say they cant recomend me to any one. one gave me the number to the Dr in georgia that has an sci,and is the only one they know of. He does not accept medicaid from sc. id have to pay the whole thing out of pocket. not an option with my income. My Dr in pa was not an sci doc ether. He sent me to a physiatrist, urologist, pain doc, ect, the pain doc just happened to be out of magee, and he followed their recomondations. He also studied my condition on his own. My urologist had no expierence with sci ether. nether had heard of a.d or cauda equina. I printed out info from here for them after specialists diagnosed me with these things, and we went from there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by madmaddmother View Post
                            Jody, we had the same experience here in Oklahoma...spent months calling every dr between Tulsa and Oklahoma City...the doctor my son had moved and no one within his practice and that was a clinic with 12 doc's would take him on as a patient...It was all about pain management and them not wanting to write scripts...and telling us they had no experience with sci...and then, oh...sorry we don't accept medicare...we still had his original rehab doc that he saw twice a year and she took over his scripts for his meds, something she doesn't usually do...and after months we finally found a primary care doc but they won't treat a uti...said he had to find a specialist...when I asked what he would treat, was told allergies and run of the mill illnesses...and no pain drugs...wtf...

                            I do hope you can find a doc soon...ER is there and they can't turn you away but that doesn't help with your meds...are you still on the patch? or any that will cause a problem when you run out...maybe time to go meet the editor of your local paper and see if they would do a story about your plight...

                            Anyone planning a move might learn from this ordeal...seek out and find a doc before you move! Sending hugs, judy
                            yes that is how it is going. I do have a uti too. in a few days it may just be an emergency. which they dont like. they want to send me to urgent care and urgent care wants me to go to hospital.

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                            • #15
                              sci center can not work with me since it is not a new injury. or without a doctor sending me there. the spinal cord associan of south carolina gave me outdated numbers. not one is a working number. going to go to the local hospital tomarrow and dig for options.

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