Post # 1
Sorry this is a bit of a vent, does anyone else have KP as thier insurance? Hubby has them and I am now on his insurance after the wedding.
I called today to schedule an obgyn apt because I may be preggers, however I don’t know for sure, last year I had a couple false positive tests, I am not regular and really my body can be hormonally wacky. Not to mention my mother when she was preg. with me had NO positive blood or urine tests at all throughout her pregnancy, her “positive pregnancy test” was the doppler of my heartbeat at 18weeks.
The KP “advice nurse” Kept going on as if I am preggers and wouldn’t listen to what I was saying.
This seriously drives me nuts.
Anyway I finally got an apointment for Monday. I will be having an Ultra sound regardless.
grr. just listen to me people, how hard is this….
Post # 3
I don’t think you can really blame the insurance lady in this situation. False positives are EXTREMEMELY rare, and I would doubt that you really had a “couple false positives.” It seems more likely that you had a couple early miscarriages, which is something you may want to mention to your doctor. Pregnancy tests measure HCG in your blood, a hormone that can only be produced by an embryo (unless you’re on fertility meds that contain HCG) so it’s not a case of your body just producing a hormone at a weird time.
Post # 4
When I say “false positive” literally I had a positive urine and negitive blood on the same day.
My frustration was the advice nurse that you speak to before you get to schedule your appointment wasn’t listening to me as much as she was talking over me.
Post # 5
A friend of mine had her kid on Kaiser and said it was the cheapest baby! She loved the service she received at her hospital and had no complaints.
Post # 6
I had Kaiser for 6 years and I hated every minute of it. They don’t listen and having to talk to an “advice nurse” before you can see a doctor is ridiculous. If I am paying for it I should be able to make an appointment whenever I need it, not when some nurse thinks I should. I know my body better than anyone else.
Post # 7
I was born at Kaiser and have always loved it. It’s great having all your doctors and specialists under one roof – if you need a blood test, go down stairs, need an x-ray? It’s the next room over. Need an OBGYN instead of your primary care doctor? They’re waiting for you on the next floor. Become good friends with your doctor’s nurses and they’ll give you a direct number so you can just call them to schedule an appointment. If not, the appointment line works just as well, just tell them what you need.
Although it was frustrating for you in this case, you really want that advice nurse taking peoples calls. Otherwise, your doctor would have no appointments free because they’d be filled up with runny noses that could have been handeled at home with some dayquil and rest had there been someone to tell them that when they called to make the appointment. Conversely, you also get the people who are calling because they chopped their finger off and are wanting to make an appointment instead of going to the ER. The ER should NOT be used for primary care but for emergencies, that nurse is there to tell them to go NOW.