Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Going To The Dr

Never in my life would I have thought I would be excited to be able to say "I'm going to see a surgeon", but I am.
It feels a little weird to be excited about that, but no less, I am excited.

Today, I finally got it all squared away.  I have a surgeon who can operate at the hospital I will be delivering at.  My insurance is all on board, with the authorization in place.

I am about to call and make the appointment.  This is exciting stuff.

I had to work for it, though. Even finding a Dr was difficult.  The Dr that my OB preferred wasn't in my insurance company's system, even though he will accept their insurance.  Very odd, I know, but what isn't with them?  So, I had to pull up all the general surgeons in their directory, and go through them until I found one that had privileges at this certain hospital.  That information isn't listed on their website, either.  So, I would actually have to google each name, and pull up some sort of site that provided a information sheet on the Dr, and then look to see if he or she had privileges.  What makes it a little bit harder is that the hospital I will be delivering at isn't a normal hospital.  It is a hospital for women and children, basically they do female stuff.  So, many surgeons don't have privileges there.
I was able to find one who does, though!  Its hard to just choose a Dr of a list, but his profile just felt right.  I think it was because he did part of his residency at the University of Tennessee.  I, of course, have a soft spot for anyone who has been a part of UT.  After all, they say if your born in Tennessee, your blood runs orange. Regardless, he is board certified, lots of years in practice, is on staff at a hospital, and in general sounds good.

I'm excited to really get some answers and decisions.  I want to know when she is coming, how she is coming, and what I should really expect.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed for some good news and progress for the plan at the appointment.
I'll keep you posted!