My primary doctor now is an internist who doesn't keep up with the latest info on HIV and it's treatments and complications. Thinking of changing to my Infectious Disease doctor. I've been with him 15 years but he's only in his office 2 1/2 days a week because he also runs the Infectious Disease Department at the local hospital and is on may boards. Any thoughts?
My ID Ryan White team is my primary care too. This works very well for me and my insurance plan also. I drive almost 3 hours to go there, but it gives me a chance to visit my sister so it is a win win for me. I tried this before but only at a Ryan White Clinic would my insurance agree to this and my case worker, took 2 years to get one at the insurance, and she had been my Ryan White Case manager 10 years before! Small world is all I can say and navigating my insurance has been so much simpler and approvals faster, my clini and her are always on the same page. My success hope you find the same!
Well for me I have both a primary care doctor (CNP) and a team of ID doctors.
I just work with both of them. I can also only get into the ID doctor on Tuesdays but that works for me. It is typical that they have limited hours.
The biggest thing I always tell people is to find doctors that you are comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with my first ID doctor and had to switch. Yes, I now drive 2.5 hours to get to my ID doctor but it is so worth it.
My ID doctor shows as pcp In all the insurance. I need to have dental care not covered my insurance, so I had to switch back to my previous pcp . I think you shouldn't think about it twice an switch to an ID specialist. Don't waste any more time. Hugs. Tony.
I’m fortunate, my Primary Care Dr. is Also my HIV Dr.
She's quite knowledgeable and always on top of the latest information. Good luck to you.