Yesterday we hit an unexpected bump in the medical road.
My neurologist's office called to confirm that my new prescriptions were sent over to the pharmacy and to also tell me that I needed a follow up MRI and appointment with the doctor. But...
He doesn't take my new insurance!
The person on the phone sweetly offered to work something out for me where I pay the doctor out-of-pocket for my appointment. Ummm...If I could do that, I would NOT be on the insurance I have now would I?
I don't know if I can actually explain how important this doctor is to us. He is one of the TOP NOTCH MS doctors here in Connecticut. I have compared notes with several friends who also have MS and not a single one of their doctors can hold a candle to mine. Plus Papa and I have a relationship with him that has developed over the past seven plus years that wouldn't be easy to replicate.
So, we are at another crossroads...
I am good for my lesser prescriptions now for 120 days. But, after that, who knows? I think I need an appointment/visit before the prescriptions will be renewed again.
So I can hope that Papa finds a new job before then and we are back to "regular" insurance that this doctor accepts.
I could technically put off the MRI a little longer too. Although my doc wanted this MRI now because he wasn't sure that my Copaxone (the expensive MS drug I stopped taking when our insurance ran out) was working any longer anyway.
The doctor's office did also offer to get me in contact with Yale New Haven Hospital and (I'm guessing) their MS center. (Which is bizarre because MY doctor is part of Yale so why doesn't he accept my insurance?) But, I have heard lots of grumblings about this group at best...some horror stories at worst.
And, let's not forget this affects Papa too!
My neurologist is HIS as well for Papa's migraines. And ninety percent of Papa's medications come from this doc.
It feels like we are living on borrowed time, medically speaking.
Time to do a little research I think.
Hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Wish me luck!