I have an appt. next week with a new young-ish doctor, I hope he will be the right one for my whole family. :) The one we’ve been going to is okay but older and may have his eye on packing it in. I know he was VERY against Voldemort Care before it passed. I have a couple health issues cropping up on me, and I want to get us settled in NOW before TSHTF so to speak.
Our family doctor retired over a year ago. He had a nurse practitioner take over his patients, but our insurance wouldn’t pay for her. We still haven’t found a replacement that we feel comfortable with yet. Sure hope we find someone good soon.
If you are a Medicare patient good luck. You will need it
Establishing as a patient with the young-ish doctor is a good idea since he’ll probably have loans to re-pay and won’t retire anytime soon.
Don’t wait to look for a new doctor either, you want to be on the “active” patient list just in case he decides to stop taking new patients should payments become too low.
The other specialty they failed to mention is endocrinology. What’s that you ask? The doctors who primarily treat diabetes, and thyroid disorders. With rising obesity, the number of diabetics that are not yet diagnosed is also increasing. I work for that type of doctor, and we just hired another. He RETIRED from Kaiser (so he’s not young), but his skills are still very much needed.