Finding a doctor

LynnEster
By LynnEster Latest Reply 2018-01-06 07:19:35 -0600
Started 2017-12-11 09:35:42 -0600

Just recently moved and I can't get in to see a doctor for 4 months. Something about only so many new patient appointments. I'm running out of meds. Is there anything I can do, I'm really frustrated. To add to the issue I'm on Medicare and only so many doctors will take it.

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LynnEster
LynnEster 2018-01-06 07:19:35 -0600 Report

A friend that had meds left after her husband passed gave me his Metformin and Lisinopril. So that is getting me a little more along the way. My problem is I moved states and my old insurance is not available in TN. So I'm changing to a new insurance as well. I am going to check with Publix and a walk-in urgent care to see what they can do. Thanks for the help.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-01-05 15:18:32 -0600 Report

Hey Lunn, it's great to see you. Glad you are here. I would agree with my Diabetic Connect friends. I would see if your previous doctor can extend your prescriptions. And an urgent care facility might be able to help as well. I wish you the best. Please let us know how you do with this.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2017-12-13 06:42:22 -0600 Report

I agree with Type1Lou, get in touch with your previous doctor. I am sure they would extend your scripts until your new appointment. The only other option might be to go to an urgent care facility and see if they will do anything. Not sure how that would work, but it might be helpful.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2017-12-11 15:30:02 -0600 Report

Until you get established with a local doctor, see if your old doctor will call in RX to a local pharmacy…might be easier if you were using a national pharmacy chain like CVS/Walgreen's?Walmart.

msann
msann 2017-12-11 10:23:04 -0600 Report

how but the Publix grocery stores and the assistance placesi did use the assitance before i turned 65 i was 62 good luck

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-12-11 22:51:02 -0600 Report

Publix is not every where. We do not have any in Maryland. Best bet is try to use Chain Pharmacy's like Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreen's.

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