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Author Topic: New doctor search  (Read 1303 times)

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Offline Jody

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New doctor search
« on: December 26, 2021, 01:47:39 pm »
Hi all.   I am 66 and on Medicare with Aetna.  I know many doctors don't want to take on new patients, especially those on Medicare.  On one hand they don't get reimbursed very well and in these Covid days they may be too busy, short staffed and have too much paperwork.

In any event I am looking for a new Infectious disease doctor who will take a new, older, still healthy patient on Medicare. Preferably here in NYC,  in Manhattan or Queens, or Brooklyn.  Gotham Medical is not taking new patients and currently I'd prefer a single doctor, not a large clinic type place though I'm open to any feedback.  Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

Jody
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline Jody

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Re: New doctor search
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 04:49:48 pm »
Firtunately things worked out well with my current medical provider.  A couple of blood test glitches got straightened out and personally I interact well with him.  And doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are sadly leaving the profession.  So one must keep ther eyes and ears open just in case.  A happy and healthy New Year to all, may Covid become a distant memory and good things come to all.

Keep on truckin'
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline zach

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Re: New doctor search
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 05:14:06 pm »

Offline Jody

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Re: New doctor search
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 07:26:05 pm »
Thanks Zach.  I appreciate that in these difficult times for so many good folks.

Jody
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: New doctor search
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 08:00:22 pm »
Hi Jody,..

I am glad that things worked out for you ! But your right, it can be a little tricky navigating through the medicare system, especially in these trying times.

Happy New Year !

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated  4/11/22 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of April 4th,  Viral load Undetectable

CD 4 @686 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
70 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline Jody

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Re: New doctor search
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 01:21:11 pm »
Thanks Ray.  Hope all is well in these difficult days.  Happy new year to you too.

Jody
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

 


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