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Re: [IP] new insurance/new doctor

I use an internal med doc.  I've had great care.  I also have a wonderful 
CDE.  They work together.  Anything I need done pump wise I go through her 
for and she gets my doc to sign or whatever needs done.
I've never had better care!

Lisa Ann & Switch

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:24 AM
Subject: [IP] new insurance/new doctor

> Well, my husband's insurance is changing for the third time in 6 months in
> July. It is a hassel trying to pay the co-pays for supplies and all but ya 
> gotta
> do what ya gotta do.
> My biggest thing about changing insurances is this is the first time my 
> doctor
> is not on the preferred physcian list. I even called his office to ask if 
> they
> accepted PHCS. Their answer "No".Our Internal Medicine docs are the only 
> ones we
> use that are not on the list. Our heart docs and Optholmologist and 
> Optometrist
> are on the list. So, onto trying to decide about a new doc. With family 
> members
> who are in the medical field I felt I could make a good decision. The 
> doctors
> that had been previously recommended by a local pharmacy were nixed by ALL 
> the
> healthcare family members!!!! (Imagine that!)
> I am going to go to a family practice doctor who when I called deals with 
> a lot
> of diabetic patients and has quite a few on pumps. This is the same doctor 
> who
> takes care of my children--especially my 9 year olds ADD.
> Do any of you use a family practioner as your pump doctor? I can deal with 
> the
> pump myself in the same way I have dealt with my 43 years of diabetes
> myself--for the most part. Just really need someone to write my 
> precriptions for
> me and do bloodwork and such.
> My question is do you think you get as good of care with a family 
> practioner as
> you do with an Internal Med or an Endo?
> Thanks!
> Debbie and "Sam Ina", that's Animas backwards, from Western Kentucky
> .
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