Switching doctors.

Posted by pigletpmd @pigletpmd, Wed, Nov 6 1:13pm

I am freaking out. My psychiatrist started seeing me through teleconference and my insurance refused to pay. So I have been switched to a new doctor and I don’t like her. She’s hard edged. She immediately said I had to start taking less klonopin for my anxiety, which is horrible. I’ve been taking 4 mg daily spread out. She doesn’t like that I stay up late to watch tv and sleep late in the day. I’m on disability because of my anxiety and depression. How do you deal with a doctor that’s pushing you around? The situation has sent my anxiety through the roof. I see her for the second time later this month.

I can so relate, had the same experience. I live in a rural area in Florida, there are two psychiatrists in my county. My first visit I was a mess, crying and could not stop. He never asked why I was so upset nor did he ask if I was suicidal. What?! He diagnosed me with OCPD without me ever saying a word! Gave me a book on it, adjusted my meds and said see ya in a month.

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I forgot to mention that he immediately cut my Xanax dose in half.

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Find another doctor

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@pigletpmd Have you been able to ask your insurance why they will not cover a teleconference? Can you appeal their decision, stating this dr is someone whom you have a good rapport with? Did something happen that now a teleconference is the only way to see this person? It must be frustrating, and scary, to feel like you need to start over again, after there has been progress, isn't it? I hope you can look in to this and report back to us that it was resolved.
Ginger

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