Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Doctor Visits

My husband's employer switched insurance carriers in January. The policy is almost identical to the previous policy with one big exception. Mike and I need to have yearly physicals or pay a penalty of $12/week. The last day to get the physical was March 1. Due to the move and life in general, Mike and I didn't get our physicals. Yesterday, we learned that the insurance company is giving us a second chance to schedule our yearly physical. We now have until August 2. Mike is excited about saving the $48/month. I'm dreading the physical. How much weight can I lose in 2 months?

The last time I went to the doctor was after having had strep throat for 4 weeks and needed an antibiotic. I ended up at a non-emergency, walk-in clinic. The only doctor who lists me as a patient is my ob/gyn. Allie is 5 1/2 years old and I haven't seen the ob/gyn seen since she was born.

Now that we are in a new community, it's time to start searching for a new pediatrician, a doctor for Mike and I, and a veterinarian for the dog and cat. Yuck!


Ewe said...

I was surprised when I had my physical, the doctor didn't say a word about my weight, but she encouraged me to exercise for all the other benefits besides losing weight-lowering blood pressure, being more healthy etc.
I hope that you can find good doctors. We need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our families. I learned I was extremely vitamin D deficient at my physical. You may learn something as simple as taking another vitamin to help you feel better.

Glenda said...

good luck - We've lived here for almost 8 years and I have yet to find a dr I'm comfortable with. I don't even remember when I last had a physical. I was just searching the clinic's website last night in hopes of trying again.

Karen said...

As much as I don't want to go to the doctor, the monetary incentive is probably good for me. Hopefully, we'll be able to find good doctors locally. The large town (30 minutes away) should have a very large selection if we can't find good matches here.