proceed because my doctor left me twisting and wind. He no longer takes my insurance. I have my first blood work scheduled for April 2nd 2015. I don't think that I can even go to the lab without a doctor's paperwork. I've been calling around but it's been difficult to find a gastroenterologist who specializes in chronic hepatitis C. Now, I am nervous!
Sorry to hear of your ordeal. I would make an appointment with your primary doctor first ASAP for advice on how to handle the situation. I am sure he/she will point you in the right direction. Its very important to call your health insurance rep As well to find out information regarding your plan. Good Luck!
The second I read your question I needed to let you know that I can't believe your Dr... STOPPED you 3/4 of the way do not know how he could do this ,damn insurances, you honestly need to call you That Dr. back, and be firm, on what exactly you need to do, he/ she can't leave you just not knowing what to do!!! Honestly, please asap, asap, you Ned too get your last prescription, do you still have your paperwork from your last or beginning of your medicine? Call that pharmacy immediately!!! They are so nice and caring, please get your medicine, call the pharmacy I believe it's in Florida, well it's the number that you used to call in for your refill on this medicine,o.k. need any help please feel free to write me, asap. Bless you.
Wow I am so sorry that you are going through all this..I am sorry 4 the late response as I haven't been online for a bit..I hope by now you have gotten some answers from the prescribing dr... I can't see even with him not excepting your insurance anymore how he can just not give you some info on how to proceed... you can always call the number on the back of your insurance card and tell them what happened and hopefully they can give you some suggestions... hope you are doing well/ got some answers..sending prayers your way...
There is a chance that he has to see you through the rest of your treatment by law. I'm not sure but for some reason I don't think he is allowed to drop you just because he no longer takes your insurance, once he starts treating you. You might want to call him and fnd out. Since it's a lengthy treatment, that he started you on, he might have to see it through it through to the end. It's worth asking. As for your insurance, he can still get paid by them. Find out for sure.
That may be terrible terrible news. As takers of the medication are told repeatedly to take consistently and to complete the treatment plan regardless if HCV is shown no longer detected in blood work results. Well, recently I learned that missing three doses in a row can lead to as if never taken the medication at all or as if just like starting over anew. What was that doctor thinking? Also, contact the Harvoni Company, they can and do help with the high cost of this most excellent treatment. All the best! (5 weeks, HCV undetected, sleepless … otherwise good, even my platelets are up.)
So sorry to hear about your situation & hope it is resolving by now. If you have not been able to get your medication please go immediately to your local hospital Emergency Department and see a doctor there! She may be able to get you into another Gastroenterologist's care and have a hospital Social Worker help you with the details of continuing your care.
I would also strongly recommend filing a complaint against your previous doc to your State Medical Board.
Best of Luck!
The university of Michigan has a good program. You could try calling them if your close enough, they could probably help somehow. I know they see a lot of pts. from Ohio. The gastro docs are found in the liver transplant division now. Hope you get this worked out. I can't believe a doctor would do this knowing what's at stake !!
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