I have been on Medicaid since February 1st. I have not found a doctor yet. I was mistakenly assigned a pediatrician who doesn’t work with older patients.
I have been going over the provider search so I can be reassigned.
I don’t know of any way to search for ones who may be more accessible, and/or may have more experience with chronic illness and/or sensory issues.
I still found one who notes work with asthma, specifically, which is a good sign, and one who works with concussion patients, specifically, which might be a better sign in terms of accessibility if not treatment.
Thanks, but none of them are local, and I’m not sure if any of them are accessible, or if none of them will cancel appointments, once I’ve arrived and signed in, and they see my disabilities, or are able to help if willing.
I am still trying to find a doctor. It is hard because I am very sick, as well as disabled, so I need urgent care, as well as access to care, and can’t get either.
I have been struggling with awful right-side headaches, including right eye and ear pain, on and off for I don’t know how long. I thought these were just migraines but apparently the eye and ear pain point to cluster or “suicide” headaches. Oh, and if they are cluster or “suicide” headaches, I’m allergic to the main treatment.
I have Medicaid via Aetna. I was assigned a pediatrician as my primary care provider, she doesn’t work with patients my age, I have to find someone else. I have a list of doctors and their pain numbers, but I don’t know who else is misclassified, who will work as a primary care physician, who can work with my disabilities. I saw that one of these doctors had workd with concussion patients, and they often have similar neurological issues to mine. So she probably could work with my disabilities. But to begin with, I have to contact her by pain. And after 9 times friday, and 6 times today, I am no closer to getting through. aa aa aa aa aa aa goes the busy signal. I hate making pain calls, which trigger my headaches, during my headaches, worsening my headaches.
“We are sorry, your search did not return any results.”
I can’t navigate the site, and couldn’t find anything helpful there, but I did send them a note about 4 accessibility problems with the site. (Overlapping text, flashing menus, sticky elements, and zooming captchas. I later encountered a menu which stretched off the screen.)
This is a good idea. My temple used to offer a lot of these kinds of services to anyone who asked. They had a social worker on staff who could connect people to services, too. They’d be a good starting point - even if you aren’t involved with the organization.
“Please contact pain number if you need help, such as with our insistence on pain calls for problems such as our insistence on pain calls…” always seemed senselessly cruel to me, but seems more and more so the more I try to make the pain calls and the more I get sick from them.