Here is my story. I was diagnosed with prolactinoma and started taking Cabergoline since December last year. I got my period in January and hope to get one this month. My neuro-endo told me not to conceive till I get 2 regular periods. I'm planning to get pregnant but I don't know how to find a good OB/Gyn that has experience in high risk pregnancies. I asked my primary physician but had no luck and also asked my friends but we don't have good ob/gyns in my area. Please advice my where to look, how to start, and what to look in OB/Gyn that treated cases like mine or high risk pregnancies.
Have you asked your neuro-endo for a referral? She/he may know since they deal with patients that have high risk pregnancies and would have gotten patients from those doctors when things have been discovered.
Otherwise, try at larger hospitals and university hospitals. I know around my area OB specialists are hard to find as the insurance is so high.
Thank you, rumpled! I asked my neuro-endo at Johns Hopkins and he said that there is a OB/GYNs team at Johns Hopkins that deal with high risk pregnancies but I'm scared to go there because my regular office visit is billed as out patient visit at Johns Hopkins in addition to co-pay and hospital fee.
Call your insurance company. You should be able to get in-network coverage. Either they have to direct you to an in-network provider, or they should (under most contracts, contact HR) pay for that out-of-network one like in-network since you have no other option. It is going to take some calls, fighting, and asking for supervisors (get names) etc.
It can be done or at least, it used to... not sure now.
Yikes... that will add up. Does your ins company have other in-network options with similar level of care? I would ask...
You can also work with HR (and their rep) in regards to your case, and find an in-network provider, or allow you to see the guy you are at in-network prices if they don't have an equal option?
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