09-27-2010, 01:00 PM
I called 2 Clinics in a neighboring State to inquire if they have Endocrinologists on Staff who will accept my Insurance. There is only 1 at both Clinics. One isn't accepting new Patients with my Insurance, the other isn't accepting new Patients (not sure about my Insurance). Even if my Primary Physician referred me, it is doubtful I can see either Endos. Couple Weeks back, I called the American Diabetes Association. The Rep I spoke with told me about a Program they have called the Physician Recognition Program. There is 1 Physician, M.D. and Internist located in the above neighboring State. She solely partners with private Companies with private Insurance! This is sad!! Some of us Diabetics fall between the cracks, and it's hurting us, because we cannot get the necessary Medical care we need. I don't remember my late Father having difficulty getting an Appointment with an Endocrinologist. He saw 1 for Years, then when that Physician retired, my Dad began seeing the new Endocrinologist. This is how much Health care has changed in the last 12-15 Years!!