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how important is postpartum checkup? TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
4th Jun '13

Today was supposed to be my pp checkup and I was going to get paraguard. The OB who circumcised ds is in the same group as my OB and a month ago I received a letter in the mail from them saying that my sons insurance had taken back payment for the circumcision saying that he had a primary insurance. He doesn't have a primary insurance, I have anthem under my dad but it does not cover ds.
Well I called his insurance company and then the billing department at my OB's and thought everything had been straightened out. Well this morning I get a nasty vm from someone at the Dr.s saying my appointment had been cancelled since I have refused to pay the bill and its from 2012, etc. Well up until a month ago the bill had been paid and like I said I thought I had gotten everything settled after I received notice that payment had been taken back.
So here I am needing to see my gyno and have been dumped. The vm was really rude and this appointment is technically covered by the global fee they charge for pregnancy, delivery and then pp checkup so I don't see how they can refuse to see me like this anyways. I really need to get checked out, my body has been through a lot in a year and a half. I lost my pregnancy at almost 17 weeks due to preterm labor and ended up hemorrhaging and needed a D&C. Things haven't felt right since having them and I have been having really painful cramping on my right side and bleed every time I have sex. I just had a period and am now gushing blood like crazy and feel like something is really wrong with me.
I don't know what to do besides try to find a new gyno asap. Paying the bill out of pocket is really not an option for us financially right now and if the billing department had done what my sons insurance had asked they would have gotten the payment back.

BeginTheRomance Due July 21; 1 child; Rochester, New York 373 posts
4th Jun '13

Not sure if you have a Planned Parenthood around there, but if you need to be seen badly, I would go there and tell them the situation. They have financial help or at least can lead you in the right direction. I've always had insurance or have paid out of pocket so I'm not exactly sure how that works, but I've heard they can help.

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting BeginTheRomance:" Not sure if you have a Planned Parenthood around there, but if you need to be seen badly, I would go ... [snip!] ... I've always had insurance or have paid out of pocket so I'm not exactly sure how that works, but I've heard they can help."


I have insurance so that isn't an issue, I just have to find a new OB but until then I am going to have to go without my pp checkup which I feel like I really need.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
4th Jun '13

Call your son's insurance and explain things to them, they should be able to straighten it out once they know he does not have another primary.
I had this problem because when DD was little someone for some reason charged Tricare - well I had Tricare through my dad and it had nothing to do with DD. I was on Medicaid at the time and someone kept labeling it wrong and flagging it as a employer insurance for me too, so then I had to go call tricare again. I did it like 5-6 times. I have been off of my dads Tricare since I was 21 and places still are screwing up. If they went back and looked they would know that my tricare expired last august. Though I called and told them that. Ugh. It has been a pain.



Call the insurance and get in straightened out. Meanwhile if you need to go see another OBGYN. Or call your's billing department and explain, if they don't get it ask to talk to a supervisor.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I have insurance so that isn't an issue, I just have to find a new OB but until then I am going to have to go without my pp checkup which I feel like I really need."

Call the OB's or even the family docs that do paps. At least if you get in with a family doc and explain your problems you can usually get in to an OB quicker.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I have insurance so that isn't an issue, I just have to find a new OB but until then I am going to have to go without my pp checkup which I feel like I really need."



so again, go to PP. insurance or not, they'll see you. you say you need it, and you can't get into an OB asap like you can with them

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th Jun '13

I would call your sons insurance company again, and call the doctors office. If they screwed up and are missing their payment because of that, then it's their fault. If anything I would call like maybe the nurses line or something and tell them what you are dealing with. They will probably want you to come in, and maybe discussing things in person with their billing department may make it easier.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I have insurance so that isn't an issue, I just have to find a new OB but until then I am going to have to go without my pp checkup which I feel like I really need."


go to the ER if you are gushing blood and having pain !

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I have insurance so that isn't an issue, I just have to find a new OB but until then I am going to have to go without my pp checkup which I feel like I really need."


go to the ER if you are gushing blood and having pain !