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Author Topic: Ok. So I how do I find a local doctor?  (Read 7335 times)

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frankfromatlanta

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Ok. So I how do I find a local doctor?
« on: October 23, 2009, 03:09:46 PM »
Lets say my anxiety issues are a little too much. How do I go about finding a doctor in the Atlanta area? And which kind of doctor do I need?

CuteKoala

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Re: Ok. So I how do I find a local doctor?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 04:51:24 PM »
Hey Frank,

It depends on if you have insurance. I do, but mine kind of sucks. I asked my regular doctor for a referral the first time I got depressed. I got three names. Two weren't accepting new patients and one just never called me back. Then I called my insurance company and got about five names, and finally found someone. He was decent and got me started on medication.

My second time around I got involved in a support group and got a recommendation from someone there. That lady was amazing. She didn't accept my insurance, so I had to pay out of pocket, but it was worth it and after a couple of months I only saw her every other month and then every three months.

So maybe try those strategies? I think if you don't have insurance and you don't have the money to pay cash, then you might see if there's a public mental health clinic or organization near you? Do a search online. They sometimes do things for a lower price or for free.

Good luck :)

 


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