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

Contributor: 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 , PeppermintPie , js250
5
dontbackdown02
1
Ansley , Gunsmoke , smalltalkingbit , wrecklesswords , SweetSaffron , PadoruLover , raggedyanndy , Rifflynnane
8
RonLee , U3H
2
Total votes: 16 (16 voters)
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Contributor: Ansley Ansley
I used to, but not anymore. For all I know he's either dead or retired.
01/01/2014
Contributor: 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.
01/07/2014
Contributor: 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.
01/11/2014
Contributor: RonLee RonLee
As a vet I have seen the same primary MD at the VA for quite some time.
01/12/2014
Contributor: 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.
01/13/2014
Contributor: dontbackdown02 dontbackdown02
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.
01/31/2014
Contributor: 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.
02/02/2014
Contributor: 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.
02/10/2014
Contributor: ryansex ryansex
Never been to the doctor.
02/20/2014