Monday, December 17, 2007


I'm frustrated with our health insurance company again. Anthony is 7 weeks old, and I still haven't had my 6 week check up from the surgery. The way it works is they open the schedule around 4-6 weeks ahead of time. Once it's open, I can schedule my appointment. I called the day I got home from the hospital, and the schedule wasn't open yet. I called a week later and made an appointment. They appointment center called me back a few days later and canceled my appointment and told me to call back and reschedule. It was around 2 weeks after I had him that I called back to reschedule. Of course by then there were no appointments available with my OB. Most pregnant people don't get to see OB's, with our insurance, you get to see a midwife unless you are high risk or have problems. So the OB's appointments fill up quickly. So anyway, they say they will take a message and have someone call me back. No one calls, so I call again. We did this 3 times. Finally last week someone called me back again. Um the kid is 7 weeks old now. It's a little late to be scheduling my 6 week appointment, don't ya think? I need to call them back since I wasn't home when they called me.

So then today, they call to tell me they are canceling Anthony's 2 month appointment. It's scheduled for next week. It's been scheduled for a month. Apparently they just noticed today, that the doctor won't be available on that day. Then they wanted to reschedule for sometime in the middle of January. The kid was seen last when he was 5 days old, I think 2 months in between appointments is long enough, we don't need to wait for 3 months. So I threw a fit and they scheduled an appointment with another doctor for this week. I should be able to make Amelia's 3 year appointment soon, hopefully that will have less drama than her check up last year. (They wouldn't let us see her ped for her check up, only a nurse practioner.) We have never actually met Amelia's pediatrician. I'm contemplating changing her to Anthony's ped so we can just have one doctor, but I'm not sure how much drama that will involve.


Di said...

Dang, I think it is time to see if you can get new insurance! said...

That stinks. I hope things work themselves out. I loathe insurance companies. You should watch Michael Moore's movie "Sicko". You might like it!

Sophia said...

This stinks! Is it your insurance that is unreasonable or your medical group? Would your insurance allow you to use another group? Or is that not how your insurance works? Anyway, I hope you get it all straightened out. :)