Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

I. Freaking. Hate. Insurance companies.

So I need to find an OB/GYN. I've been lax about it since the move, but since I had an annual right before we moved to the new house that came back perfectly clear, I haven't been too bothered. But honestly, I'm starting to experience perimenopausal symptoms, so I figured it was about time for me to buckle down and get one.

Easier said than done.

I can't get any straight information who I can see. My first choice - someone who came highly recommended - isn't on our insurance plan. So I went to the insurance's website to see who else was covered. Except when I started comparing information I found there with information I found elsewhere for individual doctors, none of it matched. So I called the insurance specifically to see who was covered. She walked me through a little bit of stuff, then confirmed that the doctor I was most interested in was covered.

When I called the doctor to find out if she was taking new patients, guess what I find out? She doesn't accept our plan at all. She hasn't for *nine* years.

I have zero faith in calling the insurance company or looking at their website to find out who else might be covered. My only alternative is to call the physician's group we're a part of, ask who should be under our plan, and then ring them all individually to see who is accepting new patients. This is after, of course, I've researched them all online because I never go to a doctor without checking them out first.


I am so done with this today. I've wasted the last two hours on this, and I'm back where I started with nothing. I'll try again on Monday, though I'm starting to think the whole thing isn't worth it.
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