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Old 08-22-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm insured through Kaiser- I like them.


I'd love them if they would let me control my appointments more. For instance, I had hives years ago and I had to see my Dr. first (basically waste a trip) and then through the doctor I had to set-up an appointment week later with an allergist.


I found healthcare in CA to be good.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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so if they don't like you they just refuse to treat you? That's so strange...Makes me glad I have Kaiser, I pick out a PCP on their website, I can see their photo and read their bio. I make an appointment and they are stuck with me, but if I don't like them I can change them anytime I want, right on the website
I submit only the ER can not refuse a patient.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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I submit only the ER can not refuse a patient.
That's what I would think too but why would a doctor pre-screen you unless they can reject you?
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:28 PM
 
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I'm insured through Kaiser- I like them.
I'd love them if they would let me control my appointments more. For instance, I had hives years ago and I had to see my Dr. first (basically waste a trip) and then through the doctor I had to set-up an appointment week later with an allergist.
I found healthcare in CA to be good.
Call your Kaiser Doc or send him an email online, mine has been real good about referring me without me going in to see him. It's much better than when I had Anthem in Reno, it took months to get referrals, and even though I had a PPO and shouldn't have needed a referral none of the specialists would see you without a referral.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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so if they don't like you they just refuse to treat you?
I'm not sure. This is all new to me. I had the same primary care doctor for 27 years before this and never had these problems with her.

As I said though, I think it is more related to patient load than to a matter of "liking you."

So maybe if you're going to be a high need patient, they would suggest you go to another Primary Care Doctor who isn't as busy to balance out the patient load?

Then again, they should be able to just look at your computerized medical records and see what level of care you'll need, since it's all in the system. So, who knows?

I sure miss my old doctor.

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Old 08-23-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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That's what I would think too but why would a doctor pre-screen you unless they can reject you?
one poster said "patient load". when our daughter was born, the pedia we had chosen told us she had more than enough patients already but still accommodated us
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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As I recall, Medicare requires a "initial consultation" appointment once you go on Medicare.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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So far, it's been excellent.

Last time I sought treatment, my PCP prescribed an anti-inflammatory and strongly recommended bedrest, an OTC painkiller and Saint-Saen's 3rd symphony. I kinda like the guy.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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So far, it's been excellent.

Last time I sought treatment, my PCP prescribed an anti-inflammatory and strongly recommended bedrest, an OTC painkiller and Saint-Saen's 3rd symphony. I kinda like the guy.
I would too.
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