Things are moving, slowly but surely. I played several rounds of phone tag with the appointment nurse at the office of the RE I've targeted (Jay at 2 Week Wait, I'm looking at your new RE) and finally connected with her today. She was so, so nice. I was very nervous to make the call, but she was reassuring and kind, which gave me a good feeling about the office.
I didn't schedule the appointment yet because of an insurance snafu. As of now, they don't work with my particular group, but are in talks with my provider to handle all of its groups soon. She said the deal is supposed to have gone through months ago, but they're still working on it and still waiting for the contracts to be signed. She thinks it will be all complete by August 1st.
Since I don't want to make my appointment until the last week in August or first couple of weeks in September anyway, we agreed that I will call back to schedule the appointment once they get confirmation that my insurance is now accepted. She promised to call when the deal goes through and let me know (she said she's keeping a list of patients to notify at that point). She also said I won't have a problem getting an appointment in September if I call in early August.
And finally, I told her that I've had no fertility testing but had a miscarriage in November. She said that when I do come to the appointment I should bring the testing results from the miscarriage, any ultrasounds that were taken during the pregnancy, and my results from my regular gynecological exam. She also suggested that I could have my gyno test my CD 3 FSH and Estradiol levels to save time with the new office.
While I'm frustrated and irritated with my insurance provider yet again (can you believe that we actually have good insurance?) I'm optimistic about working with this office. I hope that it won't get to that point, but it sounds like they really care about their patients just from the brief interactions I've had on the phone.
And thanks again for the advice! This is a scary step and I'm not sure how I would have made it without having followed your stories and hear your recommendations over the last year.
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