Doctors May Like Patients Better Who Do Not Have Many Health Problems. What Do You Think?

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lauren Says:

I got over breast cancer over 5 years ago. I have fibromyalgia, asthma, lots of different problems with my back. I live in Fl. I also am on Medicaid. I am thinking a lot of doctors just may not want to fool with a patient with quite a few different health problems and several back problems too. They Some of them have too many patients and it is just one person in and out every 15 minutes or so with a lot of them. It is like it is just more business than caring with so many of them. Don't a lot of you probably think like I am starting too, that it is easier for a lot of doctors to pick and choose and take the easier patients that probably have the least problems and they don't have to talk to the patient too much? I think it is much different now than years ago when you got a doctor and usually kept it if you wanted, a lot are still that way, but there are just some that just want to go make money and just do the job and not care that much. I think it may be more prevalent in fields like Pain Management and some other things. I am interested in what your opinion is, especially if you are an older person or are knowledgeable., Being an older person (65 now), I was used to doctor. who were caring during quite a bit of my life. Now, a lot is changing constantly. If they are in demand, they can pick and choose the easier patients. Is this what it probably is about. Or sometimes they can sense if you don't them too. I do have some nice and caring doctors, and some with nice personalities too. when But this thing of they have a lot of choices, some of them do want just the easiest, don't you think?

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BL Says:

With Medicaid there have been many changes in recent years. Most states have limits on how many prescriptions Medicaid will pay for. Medicaid will pay for those over the limit, if the drs fill out extra paper work. The drs have to have the correct diagnosis codes on some prescriptions, or Medicaid won't pay for it. If the patient wants the prescription, they have to pay for it. There are limits to how many office visits Medicaid will pay for a year. Medicaid will pay for more, but not until after the patient is seen and extra paper work is done.The patient can be billed if Medicaid doesn't pay. Medicaid drs have Medicaid Health Plans looking over their shoulder determining if certain tests and prescriptions are what the patient really needs.

If a Medicaid dr is seeing patients in a teaching hospital setting, it isn't as bad as it is if the Medicaid dr sees patients in their private practice. It is laughable what Medicaid drs are paid for a office visit, along with everything else including surgery. But, since there seems to be a push towards those on Medicaid mainly seeing drs in teaching hospitals who are still learning. . I guess the powers that be figure they don't have to pay much since the drs are still learning how to practice medicine.

In some states dr who have been investigated and lost their ability to prescribe or to prescribe certain meds in that state are still allowed the see Medicaid patients. And unless the patients look up their drs, they will never know.

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