(Closed) How do I find a specific kind of doctor????

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would suggest that you look for one that specializes in high risk OB, many times these are linked to large/university health systems.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Depending on your insurance, I might start with finding out a list of all the OB/GYN in your area covered by your in-network insurance, and then call them and specificlaly ask if they deal with pregnancy complications – or if they can recommend someone who is more “known” for that sort of thing. Tell them briefly about your history, so they don’t just answer “yes” – I bet its a small enough community that the doctors know which other doctors truly specialize in high risk pregnancies (not sure what else to call it, sorry if wrong term).

Good luck!!!!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would do some research first to see who’s associated with the hospital you’d deliever at. Also sometimes you can search through your insurance provider’s website for specialty docs.

Many many practices have a group of docs so when you call you can ask if anyone in the practice specializes in high-risk/preeclampsia. In fact some places will ONLY take patients that need extra care. I’d say just call around to several places see who takes your insurance and will meet your needs.

It’s not dumb to ask about it – how else would you know?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Do you have a primary care physician that you trust?  I would go to them for suggestions.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@MissFlipFlops: Don’t despair! If the kind of doctor you need is not covered in-network in your area, you can select an out-of-network one and request a waiver from your insurer to get them covered at the in-network rate. I had to do this to get my midwife covered (the nearest midwife they covered was an hour away) so all they had to do was check my request against their database to confirm there were none locally, and about a week later they sent me a letter stating my midwife would be covered! Just call your insurer and ask!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just did this for my new doctor, I looked at the doctors in the system and just googled reviews of them, there are a lot of sites out there that now give patients the ability to rate their experiences. I found a doctor that seems fabulous in the reviews but I will have to let you know how it goes after my appointment next month.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yea for a new doctor!  Don’t be chicken about your medical records.  They treated you poorly and sounded so poorly run in general.  Way to take control of your medical care!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@MissFlipFlops: You’re welcome! I couldn’t think of it before, but the official term for this waiver is “gap exception” so you can just call your insurer and tell them you need to file a gap excpetion and they’ll know what that is.

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