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Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that prescribe medications to do so to treat acute illness or manage problems until proper follow up is arranged. Further, only very mild, non-opioid pain meds can be prescribed by the system and only then for short periods of time. ...Read more
Certified clinic: You must go to a clinic that has a doctor specially certified to treat with Suboxone. There are strict guidelines for the doctor and requirements for the patient on follow up while on Suboxone. Go to the following federal government site that lists doctors certified to Rx suboxone: http://buprenorphine.samhsa. Gov/bwns_locator/ ...Read more
Avoids headaches: Insurance companies are necessary to pay for unexpected health expenses in any country where healthcare is expensive. True insurance plans just pool people's money and help pay for treatments when needed, because we all will get sick and we all will have our turn to benefit from insurance. However, insurance companies in America also create restrictions and cause enormous headaches for doctors. ...Read more
I need to find a Dr that treats Chronic Lyme that takes insurance in the NYC area. Can you please help?
Give better care: Insurance companies are corporations making profits and answering to stockholders. I believe medical decisions should be between doctors and patients. Insurance companies can tell a doctor how much time to spend, which tests to run and how to treat the patient, including which prescriptions to prescribe. The block center gives patients a super bill so they can file their own insurance. ...Read more
Do dr's that deal with detox medicine take insurance and if so how do I find one I have am addiction to pain meds and want help but can't afford alot?
Absolutely: It is so important and courageous that you are addressing this addiction! :-) talk with your primary doctor about a plan, if needed she/he can recommend specialist near by that takes your insurance. If those options are not possible, there is a local community mental health center in your county that can provide services at low or no cost. Reach out today! ...Read more
Are there any Lyme doctors who take insurance? This is slowly killing me and I need help. Going downhill and none know how to treat. Late stage lyme.
Does this take insurance on top of the monthly fee or how does it work? I love this idea. I'm sick of driving 45 mins there and back to see my doctor
Fee only: This does not take insurance, it is fee only. Of course it is nice for those times when you need a quick answer and doctors from all over can give you a reply. You can also have a consult over the computer. However there always are times when there is no substitute for actually going in to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a specific way for testing adults with adhd? I know some doctors, psychologists, and psychiatristsdon't take insurance for tests that involve extensive work ups. What's the basic test and what could people avoid so they save money?
Neuropsych testing: Since there is no one test that is always sensitive, it can be misleading to see claims that a specific test can or cannot rule out adhd. Carefull history, current and retrospective inventories of symptoms and combinations and patterns on neuropsychological tesing is your best bet if you want to be certain about a diagnosis that is presumed lifelong and has lots of possible comorbid problems. ...Read more
What to do for lumbar strain I have a very painful lumbar strain going on two weeks now. My dr refuses to refill my pain killers and I need them. What do I do? Do pain management drs take insurance? I need to ease my pain but drs are very hesitant to give
Typically,: Typically, an acute lumbar strain will improve with time and appropriate stretching and physical therapy. Often ice and/or heat will be of benefit, as well. Your post doesn't detail how you were injured or any of the symptoms you are experiencing specific to your problem. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor, reviewing your situation and coming up in a collaborative way a treatment strategy for you to follow. The first step will be to confirm whether or not the actual diagnosis is a lumbar strain versus other pathology such as a compression fracture, disc herniation and so forth. Good luck! ...Read more
Can doctors prescribe meds online and also take insurance online severe pain in lower back< muscle weakness, numbing of the leg. Sciatica symptoms
No: Typically you need a face to face evaluation and determination regarding your issues. Controlled substances can only be hand signed at this time. Non-controlled substances/medications can be called into your pharmacy, but I recommend seeing a doctor to determine what is best for you. ...Read more
You should pass: Cocaine is usually clear from urine drug screening in 4 to 7 days. Barring any continued use, you should pass the test. Have you considered quitting your use of cocaine? There are many excellent treatment programs out there to help you. Best wishes to you and hope for your recovery. ...Read more
See below: The easiest way to find this out is to look online at your insurance company's provider database or call them up to search for ob/gyn's in your area. The second method is to cold call several ob/gyn's in your area and ask the receptionist if they take your insurance. The third method is to get a referral from your primary care doctor. ...Read more
We're virtual.: Granted some HealthTap doctors have brick-and-mortar practices, here on HealthTap we obviously can't do physical exams. Look around on HealthTap for a doctor in your vicinity and request an initial consult to see if you can become an office patient as well. ...Read more
I am due soon. Drs won't see me im too far along, don't take my insurance or no appts soon. What do I do. I'm being denied prenatal care. Found out late.
Still ok, because: In the old days, no one got prenatal care, women still had child-births. You already had 6 births, so you should be able to draw from prior experiences. The difference is higher risk, that is why prenatal care is highly recommended. Ask your doctor what he/she recommends in your situation. Even if no ob/gyn doctor will take you now, you can ask your primary care or family medicine doctor. ...Read more
Not on HealthTap: True insurance is to help cover the costs of things that are unexpected or expensive. HealthTap Basic is free to the entire world. Premium services like HealthTap Prime and Concierge are low in cost, so nobody on HealthTap needs to have insurance coverage for using HealthTap. If a patient gets a prescription through HealthTap, his insurance drug coverage may cover the prescription at the pharmacy. ...Read more
I wished I could find a dr that take state insurance, that's all I can do. I an so sick and suffering. Just don't now if I will ever be healed?
Docs take medicaid: It sounds like you are looking for a doctor who accepts your states medicaid. There are many ways to find such a doctor, and you may want to look on line, or call you local hospital for help in getting this info. ...Read more
I need an obgyn. I live in las vegas. And have united health care insurance a.K.A health plan of nevada which places take my insurance?
Gynecologist: I personally refer to shaldon paul md. My patients love him. ...Read more
Can someone recommend a great psychiatrist in Staten Island for BP and ADHD? Who takes most insurance.
Look online..: Go online to your health insurance website and get names of psychiatrists near you who take your insurance. Go online to local hospital/medical center website and use doctor finder. Go to your state department of mental or behavioral health website and look for a low-fee clinic near you. Some excellent docs work at low-fee clinics or can be privately run, eg., Family Centers. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any really good psychiatrists or therapists in sandy utah or close to sandy utah that takes the insurance cigna?
You can search: You can search for appropriate psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists by starting with your insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies may list practitioners who are not actually on their panels. Other potentially fruitful resources include http://www. Psychologytoday. Com/ -- you can search for therapists and/or psychiatrists there. Good referrals may also be from friends! ...Read more
I notice that different doctors take different insurances. Does the doctor, if he/she in his/her own clinic typically decide what insurance to accept?
Yes: The doctor (or medical group, or foundation) who owns the clinic gets to decide which insurance companies to be in-network with. Patients with other insurance coverage can usually still use their "out-of-network" benefits. Always try to buy better insurance (get PPO, but not HMO) so you will have out-of-network benefits, and so the doctor will have more time to visit with you. ...Read more
I have not had a period in years, and I can't find a gynecologist who takes my insurance, what should I do?
Change insurance: Most doctors accept the major insurance plans. The main reasons a doctor does not accept a particular insurance are: the insurance plan won't pay the doctor an adequate fee, and the insurance plan creates too many rules that hassle the doctor at every turn. Thus, a patient has two choices: change to a better insurance plan, or be a cash patient at the gynecologist she likes. ...Read more
52 5"6 80lb have mental & eating disorder no inpatient for eating disorder in ky won't take my insurance out of state my dr won't put me in hospital?
Does Insurance cover: Outpatient therapy? I believe it is mandated to cover mental health like physical health. Go to an outpatient clinic and start working with a psychiatrist, psychologist and nutritionist. If you need hospitalization (which you might given your weight) they may know how to get the insurance to cover it. Anorexia can be fatal, get help NOW!!! ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant csection march25 doc dropped me no insurance no other doc will take me so late and the old doc won't take state insurance what to do?
City/county hospital: Most major cities have a county or a city hospital which cares for the uninsured patients. Check and find out in your city and register as a new pateint. Where do you live? Which city? ...Read more
I have a few "canker" soars in my mouth, a swollen gland of some sort under my right jawbone and red, streaked tonsils and inner ear pain. I'm assuming strep throat. The only hospital in my area that takes our insurance is full for a month. Help?
Yes: We have many patients with these insurances. We are not a participating provider and have chosen to be an out of network provider in order to not compromise the quality of care, provide exceptional customer service, not double or triple book patients, use the best dental materials and technology, and devote ample time with our patients. Please call (631)361-3577 for more detail. Thank you. ...Read more
The term from my insurance "medical necessity" what does it mean? I take dextroamphatim my insurance won't cover it unless it is " medical necessity
Medical Necessity: What this means is that it is necessary for a condition you have. With dextroamphetamine I'm assuming you use it for ADHD. Your insurance company must see an official diagnosis from your doctor. Usually they may require specific testing to diagnosis you. The insurance companies are tightening up and trying to prevent use and pay for medications and test. Hopefully this answered your question. ...Read more
I had 3 stents in after having 2 heart attacks in 5 day period. Was put on plavix (clopidogrel) and some other meds but can not afford to take them. No insurance.
Don't stop: If you stop the Plavix (clopidogrel) too early it could cause a blood clot and a major heart attack. Hopefully the doctors know about your insurance situation and gave you the noncoated stents that only need 1 month of Plavix (clopidogrel) rather than a year. The doctor or hospital social worker should be able to help find you some free samples of Plavix (clopidogrel) or a related pill. ...Read more
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