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1 30th April 22:33
ricki
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is leaving town

he's closing his practice on Dec. 20.

i've been seeing him for 10 years.

*sigh*

this is *really* *really* *really* depressing


Ricki


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2 30th April 22:33
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Wow Ricki, major bummer!!! What are you going to do? Don't they realize what
this does to their patients? He should have slowly been switching you over to
another p-doc over the last few months with alternate appointments with him.
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3 30th April 22:34
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Thanks Cynthia.

My pdoc has been sooooo wishy-washy about whether or not he's going to
keep his practice open.

He almost closed it about 8 months ago, but decided against it. Now
he says he's just losing money and has no choice. He'd hoped to
retire here.

He's thinking he'll go to work somewhere at a State Hospital where
they will pay for his malpractice insurance, his health insurance, and
his retirement. He will have no office overhead.

It's really a good idea for *him*, but it ****s royally for his
patients. Remember, I worked for him for 6 years, so I *know* just
how many people he has depending on him.

I have no idea what I'll do...it all boils down to insurance and who
is on our "plan". It might be the worst doctor in town, but I can't
afford to go out of network. That's my reality.

I *hate* change...with a passion. And this has been 10 years of my
life.

I'm trying to look at the positives here and think that maybe it's
time for a change. Maybe a new pdoc will have a fresh perspective or
something.

The other reason this hurts our family so badly is because my husband
has a second income working for the pdoc and that's going to hurt us
financially

Thanks for answering and for caring. I appreciate it.

Ricki

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4 30th April 22:34
flea dog
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I had that happen about 12 years ago. I was rough at first. I felt very
lost, but ended up with an even better Dr. Did some med switching, and I
started doing even better.

This may be an opportunity!

Best of luck.
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5 30th April 22:34
ricki
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I'm glad it worked out for you!

After looking at my insurance plan, I fear that I may have to be
weaning myself off my meds.

The only pdoc on our plan is a man I've known forever. His son and my
son played on the same soccer team for 8 years. We've been on
out-of-town tournament trips together, etc.

I would feel awkward going to him.

So...we'll see, I guess.

thanks,
Ricki

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6 30th April 22:34
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Hey Ricki,
This may be a stupid idea, but could you go to a new pdoc in a
neighboring town?
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7 3rd May 19:09
ricki
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Not a stupid question at all--the nearest town is 90 miles away; plus,
for insurance to cover the cost, the pdoc has to be "in-network".

thanks!
Ricki


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8 3rd May 19:10
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I know what it's like to have to change docs. I had to change every time we
moved when I was married to the military s***bag. I never got to have a
ten-year relationship with a pdoc. On the positive side, what you said
about having some new insights from someone new...that's a positive way of
looking at it. Unfamiliar, too, but you can cope. Look, you've been coping
with this stuff for ten years, you can keep going. It's tough, but you can
do it. Hang in there. Is your hubby still working at the state hospital?
(or was it the psych ward at the regular hospital?)

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9 3rd May 19:10
ricki
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hi willow

hubby is working p/t at the local psych unit, and f/t in the mental
health clinic at the university here.

my problem with finding another pdoc is insurance. there's not
another one on our list...and i cannot afford to go out-of-network.

my pcp will write my lexapro, but i don't think he'll write anything
else.

and my pdoc says i *need* to see another pdoc.

so, i don't know what i'm going to do.

wait and see, i guess. yeah, i can cope, but i detest change!!
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i see my pdoc for the final time on the 10th of Dec.


Ricki

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