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DUE TO MAJOR DEPRESSION, I NEED A MATURE PSYCHIATRIST WHO ACCEPTS MEDICARE INSURANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

DUE TO MAJOR DEPRESSION, I NEED A MATURE PSYCHIATRIST WHO ACCEPTS MEDICARE INSURANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

Call and ask: There are many clinics and private practices in your area. Call and ask about their Medicare policy. Even if it takes a few tries, you'll find one soon. ...Read more

Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more


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I am searching for online services for a therapist and psychiatrist and will accept medicare advantage and optum care.

Online Medicare: One of the requirements for Medicare online coverage is that the pt. Be in a healthcare facility, doctor’s office, nursing home, hospital, or the like for coverage. Medicare advantage plans MAY have different requirements from traditional Medicare. Please contact your carrier and ask. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I need to find a psychiatrist who does therapy and is available online or by phone because I'm not physically able to get to an office I have medicare?

I need to find a psychiatrist who does therapy and is available online or by phone because I'm not physically able to get to an office I have medicare?

Access to the office: Most psychiatrists' offices have accommodations for handicapped persons, and medicare provides van transportation to their offices in most states. If you are home bound, you can receive services at home through a home health service and visiting nurses. Online psychiatric services are not approved for all states yet, so you will need to use the resources available to you in your location. ...Read more

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Need help for a dual diagnosed person. My husband is bipolar and is addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine. He has medicare and federal blue cross and blue shield. He is danger to himself and family. I baker acted him numerous times but his psychiatrist ge

Need help for a dual diagnosed person. My husband is bipolar and is addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine. He has medicare and federal blue cross and blue shield. He is danger to himself and family. I baker acted him numerous times but his psychiatrist ge

In: In the state of florida, the marchman act addresses getting help for individuals with serious problems with substance abuse, who are not open to treatment. This law can help families through the courts to get loved ones into court ordered and court monitored "intervention assessment stabilization, or detoxification, and long-term treatment". A family member can petition the court.
Under the baker act, which is specific for psychiatric conditions, even if he has known psychiatric diagnoses, his doctor can only detain him against his will for a brief period unless there is court intervention and he is deemed to be at imminent risk to self or others.
I suggest you obtain legal advice. Additionally, do not remain in the home iwith your spouse if you are afraid that you or your son are in danger. You can ask the police who intervened for local contact information regarding domestic violence advocacy. If is important that a safety plan be developed. "knights of kindness" lists a number of florida resources that may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Why is insurance so much in the way of care? E.G. No psychiatrist available in my network that is local or accepting new patients

Mental Health: That's a shameful part of these money hungry insurance companies ignoring mental health and going where the profits are, I am sorry you are in this situation, please go to er or county mental health. ...Read more

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Why are so many psychiatrists "not accepting new patients"? Mayb massacres of past 3yrs would not have happened if could make appt easier

Why are so many psychiatrists "not accepting new patients"? Mayb massacres of past 3yrs would not have happened if could make appt easier

Healthcare Crisis: Inability to access healthcare, including mental healthcare, has reached the level of a national crisis. In an ideal world, everyone would have access to adequate healthcare. Having access to mental healthcare might avoid certain situations, but such access does not guarantee that it would mitigate every tragic situation. Unfortunately there is no simple solution to these complex situations. ...Read more

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Need new psychiatrist. Every one I call isn't accepting new patients or has weird office policies. Overwhelmed and frustrated. How do people do this?

Need new psychiatrist. Every one I call isn't accepting new patients or has weird office policies. Overwhelmed and frustrated. How do people do this?

Can understand: Your frustration. Because you have both bipolar disorder and anxiety - a psychiatrist really is the best level of care. Not sure what is meant by weird office policies. But, there are many areas where there aren't sufficient number of psychiatrists. If the psychiatrist's office policies don't actually prohibit you from care from them - you may need to be flexible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could your dentist refuse to accept medicare?

Could your dentist refuse to accept medicare?

Dental? Medicare: Except when associated with a medically covered procedure, dental care is not covered under medicare. See: http://cms. Hhs. Gov/medicare/coverage/medicaredentalcoverage/index. Html to my knowledge, dentists do not have to accept patients nor accept coverage, as long as they do not discriminate (by sex, religion, etc) or under contractual agreement. ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to find a psychiatrist who will accept Medicaid Insurance?

Why is it so difficult to find a psychiatrist who will accept Medicaid Insurance?

Negative cash flow: Ususally, the cost of doing business, insurance, office, staff, dues etc. Make it a money losing proposition. Many clinics do offer psychiatric services however. ...Read more

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How do you find oral surgeons in phoenix area that accept medicare?

How do you find oral surgeons in phoenix area that accept medicare?

Ask your dentist: Usually your dentist will refer you to the oral surgeon. If you want to go directly call your local dental society office to get the list of local oral surgeons from that you choose weather they accept medicare or not, most likely they will, if you explain your financial situation. ...Read more

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Would a doctor/psychiatrist be accepting if a client left all treatment with everyone after an offer of an inpatient stay to stabilise symptoms pls?

Would a doctor/psychiatrist be accepting if a client left all treatment with everyone after an offer of an inpatient stay to stabilise symptoms pls?

Not unusual: Without knowing specifics of the case, it is not unusual for a patient/client requiring a higher level of care, necessitating an inpatient stay, to discontinue outpatient care. That being said, if the outpatient care prior to admission was appropriate, the patient/client would likely return to those services as part of their discharge plan. This is of course, in the context of mental health. ...Read more

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My current psychiatrist lies and doesn't accept me just wat. Y. mom says to b true. And I need a pain management treatment for chronic austeoartheitic foot desease...can u perscribe? ..

My current psychiatrist lies and doesn't accept me just wat. Y. mom says to b true. And I need a pain management treatment for chronic austeoartheitic foot desease...can u perscribe? ..

No, sorry: I doubt you will be able to get prescription over this application without doctor's visit, particularly for the contolled substances, that formally excluded by the rules of use of this platform ...Read more

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Will medicare last till I die> 59?

Will medicare last till I die> 59?

Yes: Medicare is designed to cover everyone from age 65 and up (until death). It may be used for certain conditions/disabilities before age 65 such as dialysis. ...Read more

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How to go back to regular medicare?

How to go back to regular medicare?

Call 1-800-MEDICARE: Since you're asking about "going back", presumably you now have Medicare Advantage. Check out http://www. Medicare. Gov/sign-up-change-plans/medicare-health-plans/medicare-advantage-plans/when-to-join-medicare-advantage-plan. Html for info on joining/dropping Medicare Advantage. ...Read more

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I don't understand what obama vs romney want to do with medicare?

Election is over: Bolth claimed that they wanted to help continue it and protect seniors. Obama wants to adjust it and keep it solvent. Romney wanted to privatize or eliminate it altogether. The voters have made their choice on this matter. ...Read more

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Are there any exclusions to medicare eligibility when you reach 65?

None if eligible: If you are an american citizen and have worked and paid into the system, you are eligible. ...Read more

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Can minors see a psychiatrist?

Yes: They can, but under most conditions they would need the consent of a parent. Check with your state attorney general's office to determine under what conditions you would not need consent in your state. ...Read more

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How to find a good psychiatrist?

How to find a good psychiatrist?

Here are some ideas: 1. Most people want doctors on their insurance, so if you have a list to work from, that might be a good start. 2. Try calling the psychiatry dept at a nearby medical center, & ask if any staff (or "faculty") psychiatrists are taking new office patients. Such docs are already vetted by their hospital. 3. Word of mouth from family or friend. 4. Search doctor websites online. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do to change my psychiatrist?

What to do to change my psychiatrist?

I would suggest that: You discuss your desire to leave with your current psychiatrist. You may be asked why you wish to leave. Sometimes the psychiatrist may make suggestions for another provider ; at other times you are on your own. I would encourage you not to leave a provider for reasons like therapy being painful. Please be aware that now a days most psychiatrists primarily do medication management. ...Read more

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When should someone see a psychiatrist?

See below.: When a person has noticed a deterioration in his or her level of functioning that is impacting a major area of his or her life. If there is significant emotional or physical distress due to symptoms and if a person is having thoughts of harming himself or herself or others, then the individual should definitely see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How are medicaid and medicare different?

Income: Medicare is a national health insurance funded by social security payments made throughout a us citizens working years. One becomes eligible to use medicate for health insurance after age 65 or if one is disabled, or if the spouse was a medicare recipient. There are different types of medicare- a, b and d. Medicaid is health insurance provided for those that qualify based on low income. ...Read more

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Should I go to psychiatrist if no one likes me?

Should I go to psychiatrist if no one likes me?

Hmmm. . . .: You could carefully consider others' complaints about your behavior, and see whether they have validity. If similar themes are coming up frequently, there may be something there for you to learn. However, feeling that "no one likes me" may also be a misperception coming from depression, etc. This could be a valid reason to consult a psychiatrist/other mental health professional too. ...Read more

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Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay. Medicare does not pay for long term care. ...Read more

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How am I supposed to pick the right psychiatrist?

How am I supposed to pick the right psychiatrist?

Do your homework: Ask your friends that you trust if they have suggestions. Is your family able to help you with that? Your primary care physician is a good resource generally. The national alliance for the mentally ill is also an excellent resource. The local medical society or psychiatric society can help. Yellow book advertisements are not a reliable source. Trusted family and friends are most often best sources. ...Read more

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Worried grandkids won't have insurance or medicare?

Worried: Assuming you are in good health, you might be the worried well type. Might be too soon to worry about them. ...Read more

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Which sort of questions will a psychiatrist ask me?

Which sort of questions will a psychiatrist ask me?

Psychiatry Intake? S: In a psychiatric intake, you will be asked to describe emotional, cognitive, physical, and functioning difficulties you are having and have had. Other? 's: past & current med/therapy treatments, harm to self/others, recent life events, drugs/etoh use, hospitalizations, physical illnesses, drug allergies, medications, family history of any illnesses, and your life experiences & exposures. ...Read more

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What to expect from an appointment with a psychiatrist?

What to expect from an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Psychiatric intake: In a psychiatric intake, you will be asked to describe emotional, cognitive, physical, and functioning difficulties you are having and have had. Other? 's: past & current med/therapy treatments, harm to self/others, recent life events, drugs/etoh use, hospitalizations, physical illnesses, drug allergies, medications, family history of any illnesses, and your life experiences & exposures. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to find a good psychiatrist?

Any recommendations on how to find a good psychiatrist?

A good psychiatrist?: Therapy is a relationship. Many psychiatrists are excellent for the right patient. The right psychiatrist may be more difficulty for many patients. It's a two way street. Medical expertise is important, and so is emotional compatibility. You might ask to interview several psychiatrists to find the one with whom you feel most comfortable opening up; therapy is more intimate emotionally than dating ...Read more

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What would be a good way to convince my brother to seek a psychiatrist?

What would be a good way to convince my brother to seek a psychiatrist?

Education: You cannot force anyone to seek psychiatric help unless he is a danger to self or others or cannot take care of self then call 911. You can attempt to educate him if he indeed has one or if are assuming he has a mental illness. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a forgiveness? How will going to the psychiatrist help?

Is there such thing as a forgiveness? How will going to the psychiatrist help?

Forgiveness: Forgiveness of self and others is a big part of healing. It can't be rushed, but it evolves in its own time when issues are addressed and processed honestly. This means you can't skip over the pain part into forgiveness; it's important to acknowledge what's happened. Psychiatrists can assist this process by witnessing it with you, keeping you on track, and showing you compassion when you forget. ...Read more

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Could medicare cover a rhinoplasty?

Unlikely: Medicare does not prequalify surgery, so most surgeons would require you pay ahead. Medicare would then only approve payment after if you had trauma that resulted in a nasal fracture that misshaped your nose and effected your breathing. Even then they would only pay to straighten it, not provide cosmetic changes. ...Read more

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What would be a reason to see a psychiatrist?

What would be a reason to see a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrist: Mostly for assessment and medication management/psychotherapy, for wide array of psychological problems. ...Read more

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If my motivation just vanished, should I see a psychiatrist?

If my motivation just vanished, should I see a psychiatrist?

Possibly: It depends on what other symptoms you may have such as changes in sleep pattern, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, social isolation, change in appetite and/or energy level, decreased self esteem, etc. If you or a family member have had history of depression. Motivation can also decrease due to stress. You could also consider a counselor ...Read more

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Would like patient reviews on dr. Michael a. Bell, psychiatrist?

Would like patient reviews on dr. Michael a. Bell, psychiatrist?

Google: For this type of information, you can google a physician's name. You will find various sites where patients write such "reviews." not every physician will have reviews written, and those written may be of variable reliability. If a physician is involved on healthtap, you can read his/her various pages for more info. Sometimes patients write notes that are viewable. ...Read more

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Are there any spanish-speaking psychiatrist in the joliet illinois area?

Finding a doctor: In general there are several sources to help you find a psychiatrist with specific qualifications.

Websites for medical centers, insurance company panels and local medical societies often allow you to narrow your search for language; areas of expertise;insurance; etc

in addition many clinics and large group practices and even national medical groups now have the same capability. Good luck. ...Read more

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From a psychiatrist point of view would it be helpful to go see a psychiatrist if you have chrons?

From a psychiatrist point of view would it be helpful to go see a psychiatrist if you have chrons?

Mind-body connection: There's no real separation between mind and body, even though our culture seems to act like there is. Chronic physical illnesses have emotional effects, and emotions affect the body too. An example: blushing! In the case of crohns, personal stresses can exacerbate this -- and it's important to learn your triggers ; how to deal with them. Pick a psychiatrist whose practice includes psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How do psychiatrists diagnose ocd?

Patterns of...: ..Thinking and or behavior. He/she will ask you (often detailed) questions about behavior patterns, for example: must you always ensure that all closet doors are closed before you go to sleep? If you might have left one open, can you out it out of your mind? Or thinking patterns: for example, must you always count silently to 100 if you have a "bad" thought? In ocd such patterns dominate life. ...Read more