Hi all -
Recently had UC. Brought 25 hour old infant to only medicaid accepting "doctor" in our county (Elbert) to be sent away by hysterical PA. Was told baby was a liability because baby hadn't been seen by a doctor after birth... not sure what we would be doing in a DOCTOR'S OFFICE...
Anyway, looking for a doctor just to give baby the once-over (check pulse ox, do PKU... now only the second one as we're out of the time-frame for the 24-72 hour first round). We don't vax, so looking for a doctor that won't freak out or try and report us for the UC/non-vax state.
I'm even willing to pay out of pocket for the one appointment. However, I've been told that some doctors in the area won't accept medicaid patients - even if we pay out of pocket - because of some rule where if you can afford to pay OOP you shouldn't be on medicaid. Personally feel there's a HUGE difference between paying for one appointment and paying for ongoing or emergency care.
Any input/experience very appreciated! Thanks!