... moved to a new town and really don't know anyone. Since we moved I no longer have health insurnace. When we moved I had to quit my job. I have never gotten health insurance on my own b4. I want a doctor that is not over priced, speaks good english, and does not think everyone in pain is just a lieing drug seeker. I live in brevard county, FL
Hello leolady. Your previous doctor, she/he might beable to suggest or offer up a name. She/he knows your medical history and that is a plus. The AMA (America Medical Association) has a list of doctors, thier specialties. Mind you not every doctor is a member there off. Its strictly voluntary to join that association. Regards, pledge
You can google pain doctors & they will ask for your zip code & then give you a list to choose from. Florida is hard to find a good pain doc as they are cutting them down like a lawn mower, but hopefully one of our Florida memebers will see your question, & give you some good docs to see. Good luck with this... Mary
Hi: Welcome to south Florida! I live between Ft. Myers and Naples.
If you add your health issues to your Bio, it will be easier for us to reply.
I have just added you as a Friend--- so, if you have time, you can go to my page and read about me. If you have any similar health problems, you can always send me a "PQ", which is a Private Question--- if you 'Friend' me back first. There are lots of helpful people here, with a very wide range of knowledge--and they are all willing to help you.
As to picking new docs, it is really hit and miss sometimes.
What I did when I moved here from CA was to read books on my primary health issues, and look in the backs of them for lists of doctors, compounding pharmacies, associations to join or contact, etc.
I have found that asking 'new' friends for referrals doesn't always work out well--- especially if you have some very serious conditions, and they are not familiar with them...
Good Luck to you!
Mary, the madhatter.
If you have the money you are eligible for COBRA coverage, for 18 months, from your previous employer. This should have been offered to you when you quit. It will probably be cheaper than you trying to find a family medical plan on your own. If you are near a university hospital that may be your best shot especially for a pain doctor.
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