Simple question. Do you have an Internist? (or GP)? One doctor who acts as your "gateway" to any other care?

Bignuf Bignuf
Many insurance companies require one, but many people don't have one. Do you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
edeneve , Bignuf , Deeder , cocolime , js250
5
sexybutterfly
1
Ansley , Gunsmoke , smalltalkingbit , wrecklesswords , SweetSaffron , PadoruLover , raggedyanndy , Rifflynnane
8
RonLee , U3H
2
Total votes: 16 (16 voters)
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Ansley Ansley
I used to, but not anymore. For all I know he's either dead or retired.
Jan 1, 12:48 pm
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
I used to have one, but since moving, I no longer do. I now just call my insurance company to see which clinics are covered and make appointments based on how their availability fits my schedule.
Jan 7, 12:47 am
edeneve edeneve
I do have a GP but don't like having to see her & make a copay to get referred to another DR I actually need to see w/ another copay.
Jan 11, 3:37 pm
RonLee RonLee
As a vet I have seen the same primary MD at the VA for quite some time.
Jan 12, 4:05 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by RonLee
As a vet I have seen the same primary MD at the VA for quite some time.
God bless the VA system. Though seriously lacking in many, many ways, I know a number of vets who would be so lost without the help they offer. Thank you for your service.
Jan 13, 1:05 pm
sexybutterfly sexybutterfly
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Many insurance companies require one, but many people don't have one. Do you?
I go to the same doctor that was or is an OB dr. My last checkup with him he also saw my husband but he is mostly just a ob gyn doctor.
Jan 31, 11:57 pm
raggedyanndy raggedyanndy
I actually haven't been to see a doctor in a few years. As a college student, I had access to the university health services. I never saw the same person twice, though. My health insurance (which I really ought to take advantage of sometime and get a cehck up!!!) doesn't require a "gateway" doctor or anything like that, although i think with some things I would have to get a referral to a specialist from a more general practitioner.
Feb 2, 3:56 am
js250 js250
My primary care physician is an internist. I was lucky enough to be one of her first patients when she opened as a GP when she moved here. Now she is strictly internal medicine only--except for prior patients.
Feb 10, 1:23 pm
ryansex ryansex
Never been to the doctor.
Feb 20, 10:50 pm
Total posts: 10
Unique posters: 9