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Do you and your dh go to the same general doctor? When you got married did one of you switch your primary care physician so that you'd go to the same practice? Who made the switch?

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We go to the same doctor. We moved to Indiana and neither of us had a family doctor. So, we just decided to use the same doctor. Now, we have to decide if our kids need to go the the same doctor. We love our pediatrician, but he is moving to Georgia. We are not sure we want to stay with that practice. Nothing against the other doctors. It is actually the administration and the billing system that we have issues with right now. Boo!

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No. DH has the same doctor as his first wife. I needed a family doctor when I met him, but its really hard to find a family doc here. My FIL knew his doctor was open to taking new patients, so I go to him. The kids see my doc.

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We both go to the same doctor. It is funny because we both actually saw the same doctor even before we met each other! HA!

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No. I've changed docs a few times over the years and DH just never goes. We currently go to different clinics. His is closer to home and mine is a little further away.

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This is funny timing.

DH and I go to the same doctor. We grew up in the same small mountain town, and there was only one place to go. We never switched to a doctor in town, once we moved out of the mountains. I just drive back up the hill.

BUT the front desk people make me stabby! They switched to this ridiculously horrible phone system that takes you all over the place. Once you finally reach the place to make an appointment. They have 1 person scheduling per 1 doctor and 1 PA. If that person is not there, no one else will take your call. You have to leave a message until that person shows back up to work. They won't even let you switch to see a different Doctor/PA if you want to get in sooner. It's stupid and frusterating. I like the medical staff, but I think I'm going to switch offices because their front desk is sooooo dumb it makes me angry and rude. And, it takes me a lot to get angry, or rude. I've told them how frusterating their new system is and they say, "Yeah, we've heard that. But this is a better system for us." That may be, but it needs to work for your patients too, dumbasses. :eyeroll:

(can ya tell I had to deal with this, this morning?)

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We see whoever the military makes us see. He sees his assigned flight medicine doctor. At our last base I too was assigned to flight med which meant that if I was sick I wasn't going to be seen till after all active duty was seen first. So I never once saw my doctor. Blum 3 We still need to switch my insurance to the new Tricare region here, but I've been told it will be the same here. I'm thinking that if I get pregnant while living here I'm going to switch to standard Tricare with copays, deductibles, etc (currently on prime where I pay absolutely nothing) because at least then I have a choice on who I see. Of course I couldn't get a VBAC locally (VBAC ban hospital here), so I'd have to see someone in another city anyway.

Even when we lived in Vegas for almost 4 years, the base hospital there change my primary doctor at least 6 times. I never saw the same person twice. The only time since I married DH over 5 years ago that I've seen the same doctor multiple times was the OB I had in my 3rd trimester in Del Rio. Good grief.

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No, we do not see the same doctor. I haven't seen a PCP in years so I don't even really have one at this point. DH sees a doctor who he picked out. I think Jason might have picked him because he is type 1 diabetic and maybe someone recommended him? I usually just pick someone close to my house. The only doctors I've seen in the last 3(+) years have been my OB and my Perinatologist. (As well as my Dentist, of course.)

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BUT the front desk people make me stabby!

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Jackie, that sounds so frustrating!!! I want to know my doctor well and vice versa. Especially my OB.

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"Lavender444" wrote:

BUT the front desk people make me stabby!

I feel this way, but not about the front desk people. The new billing system for our pediatrician is ridiculous. We have had them make so many mistakes. Plus, they are waiting for insurance to get back to them and they send bills for the amount. We have high deductible, so it doesn't make much of a difference, but we have had a few issues where insurance wanted information from THEM, and they billed us because they insurance had not paid them yet. Ummm.....my EOB says that you need to provide my insurance with information, I am not paying you. :roll:

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Melanie, I have similar issues with my Peri. They want me to pay upfront but my insurance says to bill them first. I end up paying and then find out later that I paid too much and I am sitting around waiting for a credit on my account. Their policies don't match up but if I want to be seen, I have to pay first. I had to address this today when I went in and finally got some of the money back that they owed me. I love the doctor though so I deal with the mess as best as I can.

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Nope. Dh hasn't been to the doctor in years and doesn't have a regular doctor. I received a letter from the doctor I had been seeing that she was leaving the practice to be a SAHM. I haven't needed to see a PCP since so don't even know who I would see.