Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I were rear ended about a week ago. Nothing too major but we did go get checked out at the ER, where they said we had whiplash. Fast forward to this week and we are both in a lot of pain when standing, so we tried to call our GP and both of them refused to see us because of billing. I’m annoyed but I understand, however I’m not really sure what to do next. My doctor’s office told me to try urgent care but I’m not really interested in waiting three hours to get told the same thing that the ER doctor told us. Should we try another GP or a chiropractor or what? I really want to get this figured out because the pain is really messing with my work.
Post # 3
My health insurance didn’t cover my doctor visit when I was rear ended. My doctor did see me, but I had to pay the full price out of pocket and get reimbursed by the other driver’s insurance. In your shoes, I’d try another doctor.
Post # 4
I would not go see a chiropractor until you see a GP or Urgent Care. The nice thing is if you can go to an urgent care clinic with better facilities they can preform some tests which your GP cant typically like X-rays. Your GP may not have as much experience with car accidents as an emergency clinic may have. Take a book and some music and wait at the clinic. Insist on getting advise and treatment not just a simple diagnosis. Im not sure how billing works into any of this since I have never delt with the american system really.
Post # 5
I’m guessing urgent care probably won’t see you for something like that, since it could be something very serious. It probably isn’t, but there are liability issues. For most car accident related injuries, especially around the head or neck, they’re probably just gonna send you to the ER anyway.
If the pain lingers after everything heals up, one option might be to try seeing a physical therapist. There are many that will see you without a referral from a doctor, and they can prescribe exercises and do massage to help any lingering pain. But again, for recent injuries, they’d probably want you to go to an ER too.
Post # 6
Some Urgent Cares (like Solantic) allow you to “get in line” online, and then they will notify you when you should come by (about 30 minutes before). Then you can wait comfortably at home.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! Looks like its urgent care or the ER for us! Hopefully we will get this figured out and feeling better soon.