Hello everyone! I'd like to say thank you all for the fantastic, detailed advice and shared experiences on SH. Thank you!
I'm relocating from Northern California to Southern California within the next few months. I've seen the same PCP, PM clinic and pharmacy for the past 20+ years. MY PCP doesn't seem concerned enough for me to feel comfortable with his casual statement that I should easily be able to find a new PCP, PM clinic and pharmacy. I have my doubts, I feel he's thinking I'll be just fine and can pop in to just about any new PCP's office and become a new patient. He plans to write me a 30 day supply of my chronic pain medications and happily send me on my way.
I know I should probably have my medical records (my PCP did mention this is needed) and any recent MRI's and medical records from my recent hospitalizations. I do have those ready and will pack them in a safe easy to find place for my move.
I know I should surf up and call as many of the PCP's PM clinics as I possibly can before I make this move.
It's going to be a difficult physical and mental/emotional challenge to just pack/sell the house/and drive back home to my families place in So, Calif.
If there are any other suggestions to help me make this transition go smother, please let me know. I may have missed some important things "to do" and perhaps there are some good ideas I can learn from the hive mind of SH's forum. I need advice!
Thank you in advance!
Severe chronic scoliosis in low back and Type 2 diabetes.
I'm moving from Northern California to Southern California and concerned about changing from my current PCP/PM clinic to a new PCP/PM clinic. Need helpful advice!