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If none of the "good" docs take insurance, how do I deal with the bad ones?

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Stormstrong

The list of recommended psychiatrists and doctors in this forum is a terrific resource, but none of them take Medicaid, which over here in the US, is insurance for those who live below the poverty line. Absolutely can't afford to pay out of pocket. I'm stuck with psychiatrists I randomly pick from the Medicaid book, or random ones that work close to where I live. 

 

If others are in the same situation, what are some good strategies you have found, that can aid in tolerating the "bad" psychiatrist as much as possible?

 

I understand that the best strategy is never to get him or her involved in your withdrawal and keep these things to yourself. What if you have already revealed the truth to them, and it's too late to cover up? 

 

(I'm seeing a new psychiatrist and I have to grit my teeth to prevent myself from getting very angry and defensive... . I wanted to scream when he asked me, incredulously, "What do you mean by "intuition"?" It's greatly adding to the stress.)

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SkyBlue

Hi Storm,

 

I have the same question: it's great that there are all these supportive doctors, but really unfortunate that basically none of them take insurance. 

 

On 10/26/2017 at 2:37 PM, Stormstrong said:

If others are in the same situation, what are some good strategies you have found, that can aid in tolerating the "bad" psychiatrist as much as possible?

 

I understand that the best strategy is never to get him or her involved in your withdrawal and keep these things to yourself. What if you have already revealed the truth to them, and it's too late to cover up? 

 

I could have written this myself, "what if you have already told them about the taper and now they're trying to mess with it?"

 

What I have done, working 100% within insurance so far, is to basically work with one prescriber until I hit a wall or they leave; then starting over with another prescriber. 
I'm running out of health systems, though, because all clinics in one health system of course share info. So it's not possible to go in and say, hey, yeah, I'm on a regular dose of my meds, can you just refill it? 

 

So I'm chiming in more for solidarity than with actual answers, but it's an extremely important problem.

 

And we as a community need to keep adding to and updating that list when we find taper-friendly providers that accept insurance.

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