I'm getting a little worried about my care on base and have discovered we have another option. First a little backstory tho.
Right now we have tricare prime which means we pay nothing for insurance and no copays but all my care has to be on base except for in a true emergency (ie car crash) This has never been an issue for us before but when I had my first appt they were convience I was 15 weeks bc of my LMP even though I had my BBT chart in my hand and kept telling them I was only 6 weeks. They wouldn't listen until they wasted 10 minutes trying to find the hb then they did an u/s and discovered I was 6W6d exactly like I thought.
Next appt 4 weeks later the nurse starts off asking if I'm feeling movement and if I feel ok because I haven't gained any weight. I said no I'm not feeling anything, I'm only 10 weeks. She actually tries to tell me I'm 19 weeks before she finds the ultrasound pics in my chart. Then they calculate how far along I am and come up with 10w4d even tho it's exactly 4 weeks after the last appt. I tried pointing that out but gave up when she just kept saying "but I used the computer so it right"
Anyway, since then It's been all fine until I called radiology Friday to schedule my big ultrasound. They won't schedule it because my chart still says I'm 9 weeks farther along and I need my ultrasound done immediately and they don't have time so I have to go off base. I tried explaining but they said they cant take my word, I have to call the ob clinic, have them actually update my chart and then reorder the ultrasound and then call back to schedule.
So obviously I'm a little sick of this! I found out from another squadron wife that I can have DH go in and switch me to tricare standard which allows me to go off base but we will have copays up to a 1,000 deductible and they will take a monthly amount out of DHs pay. I'm not concerned about the money just wondering if switching clinics & doctors completely at 17 weeks is a good idea?? And I know nothing about the doctors in North Las Vegas bc everyone I know with kids lives across town or went to base. I have had great care from the midwives and ob's I've seen but does that matter when they can't get your information correct?