Have to switch dr's scared and lots of ?

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Have to switch dr's scared and lots of ?
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 2:30pm

Okay I didn't know how to phrase the question as it gives you so little room!!


Due to insurance changes we may have to switch dr's. We've been going to the same dr for my son's whole life, he's 8

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 2:54pm

In my personal experience changing providers, they tend to want to do what the previous doctor recommended. We were with Kaiser, then had to switch to another plan and returned to Kaiser and my own medication remained the same, even though the way it was administered was fairly new at the time (taking bcp's straight through for medical reasons). I was prepared to argue my case for keeping it the same and it ended up being "ok, let's just go with that since it's working." I suspect you'll encounter the same thing.

Changing doctors is always hard, but it can be a smooth transition.

Good luck!
Michelle

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:10pm
Same thing with me. My doctor accepted a job as the head of peds at a large hospital (she was that good ;-) and I was really worried about the new ped. No problem, she just kept DS on same meds, and then even did one better by suggesting something to add to it. It was an awesome combination, and he is doing better than ever.
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:11pm

HI


I would call the Dr's within your new plan, and speak with them beforehand. Also, ask your current ped for recommendations.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 02-03-2007
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 11:56pm
We just went thru a doctor switch this summer
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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:18am
Thank you so much for your input. It makes me feel good that it's not as bad as I'm thinking it's going to be!!
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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:19am
Hmmm I didn't think of that, I'll have to look into that and see if it's possible...Thanks!!
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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:22am
Thank you so much..it just really stinks though because my kids have been going to the same doctor for sooooo long I just dread having another doctor and who knows how long it's going to take that doctor to get to "know" my kids..sigh. I'm sure it will all work out in the end and everything will be fine!!
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