So I am about 6 weeks along and live off base near Camp Pendleton. This is our first pregnancy and I have no idea which obgyn I should see! Are there any recommendations near oceanside or vista? Should I go to the Naval Hospital on base? Or see a doctor off base? I have Tri Care Standard.. ANY recommendations or personal experience would be great. Really nervous about what to expect and who to see! :)
Poe, why Kaiser over Tricare? My neighbor has Kaiser and has had serious issues. When she went into heart failure after giving birth because of an undiagnosed faulty heart valve, Kaiser tried to drop her and so far won't pay for the heart surgery her doctors say she needs.
I actually have another insurance as well, but mine is Anthem Blue Cross.
I see Dr. Stoker now. She performed my c-section with my second. I was also seen in Family Practice at Naval for my pregnancy and was sent to OB to meet the Dr who would try to turn my son, but no luck. So I had to have a c-section. Have you called to see when you can go in to take a pregnancy test? If not you need to do that.
I called today and she said she couldn't find me in the system I'm guessing it's because I have standard? But the tri care was closed so I'm calling in the am. She said from there she can see if I can make an appointment or I might have to switch to prime.
jewl everyone has different opinions, I recently gave birth at the naval hospital and if I had to do it all over again I would switch to standard and be seen out in town. I had a horrible experience my whole pregnancy and by the time my referrals were denied to go out in town and after jumping through a bunch of hoops and still getting turned down it was to late. But everyone's experience is different.
I don't have a regular PCM. I just moved here about 4 months ago. I understand every hospital has its ups and downs but since choosing one is in my control at the moment I want what's best for myself and my baby. I'm considered high risk and want to do everything possible to deliver a healthy baby
I recently gave birth at the naval hospital and if I had to do it all over again I would switch to standard and be seen out in town. I had a horrible experience my whole pregnancy and by the time my referrals were denied to go out in town and after jumping through a bunch of hoops and still getting turned down it was to late. But everyone's experience is different.
Haven't given birth yet but same exp. so far. I absolutely hate it. I finally had to ask for another doc because mine was so bad. & then I get another and end up loosing my job because they give me the run around on getting my forms filled out before I left.
I say, if you're consider High Rish (as I Was too) GO OFF BASE!! Dont even mess with VH!! I just moved here 5 months ago too and dont know of any OBs down here off of base yet!! Good luck and I wish you and your baby the BEST and stay healthy!!
Check out sharp Mary birch in SD. My friend was very high risk with kidney issues and such and she swears by them! It's a birthing center slash hospital setting but very nice abd comfy, with wonderful staff. Specializing in high risk :-) congrats!
From some articles I read if you are high risk and only rate standard they will cover you 100% even out in town. I am high risk ad tri care told me this. I have prime and living in florida but it was good to know that high risk is covered 100% even on standard