Im disabled due to panic attacks and have a crappy psychiatrist. Also on Medicaid and neither I or my family pcp can find one in my area that does not have a waiting list of several months. For example I'm 120 in a list for one that I want to see. Is there a secret for getting moved up or a problem because I'm on Medicaid. I'm in the Dayton Ohio area. Would appreciate any info someone could provide. New to this support site.
No tricks really since it's all be referral, it is also very common for them to be booked out several weeks. It would also help you in your search by not referring to your current Dr as "crappy."
Yes, chances are fewer and fewer are accepting Medicaid so the ones that do are overbooked.
Can you extend a little out of your area for a dr? There is a great web site called healthgrades.com where you can search for what you need and you will get all the drs that fit that and you can get info on these drs too. You can tell it what insurance and medicaid is there. I just did it and found 76 psychiatrists in the dayton area that take medicaid.
You are right, when you have medicaid its really hard to get a specialist.
This may not be a fun thing to do, but if you check yourself into a psych ward you may be able to get better care. My boyfriend did this after being unable to find a psychiatrist. The social worker there will come up with a aftercare plan including medications, may be able to get you in with a new psychiatrist, as well as a therapist.
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