Like I’ve said a couple times, my husband and I are trying for baby number two. Now I am NOT good at keeping up with doctors appointments until something is wrong with me or I’m pregnant… this means that I don’t remember the last time I had a yearly physical. It was within the past 2 years, I know that for sure! But it was definitely over a year ago.
With us moving to the other side of town, I needed to find a new doctor that was closer to us. But there’s a couple of issues.
- I have Medicaid. Most places only accept new Medicaid patients that are already pregnant and then when you have the baby, they won’t accept your insurance anymore, which means outrageous bills! Trust me, I’ve been through this before…. I LOVED my doctor and then after I had my daughter I couldn’t go to him anymore!
- I am VERY picky about my doctors and doctors offices. While we may be a “lower income” family which qualifies us for Medicaid, I don’t feel like I have a lot in common with most people that have Medicaid, and honestly some of them are kind of freaky. But I get freaked out by people all the time. If I drive through down town I always lock my doors, even if I’m not stopped anywhere and there’s no way someone else can get in the car or anything. And until we moved to this side of town, I wouldn’t go to Walmart by myself! Even now that we’ve moved I still don’t like going unless it’s on Thursday’s or fridays in the morning. If it’s after 1 or so I won’t go by myself. I know. I’m weird..
There are probably more issues that I’m not thinking about, too. But the last time I went to a place that accepted Medicaid for OB and GYN, it was one of those places that I felt like I was in jail! So I had my last physical there and then never went back. The doctors were decent, and actually the doctor that delivered my daughter worked there on a part time basis for high risk pregnancies. But everything else about it was nothing like I wanted it to be.
So I’ve spent a couple hours looking on the Medicaid website and looking on websites for different practices in my area, and only one of the several actually accepts new Medicaid patients for OB and GYN.
Now just to make an appointment. I never know what to do! I hate to ask my husband to take the day off so he can watch our daughter, and my parents are out of town a lot so we don’t know when they will be here and can watch her. And of course I hate to ask my friends, they have kids too and I don’t want to impose on them! So when my husband gets back tonight I’ll talk to him and see what he thinks I should do and then hopefully will schedule an appointment!
Here’s to hoping and praying that this place isn’t anything like the other place!