(Closed) Anyone with Kaiser Perminente?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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.

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