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Anything to watch out for at 12mo well visit?

My DD's 12mo well visit is tomorrow with a new doc at an office we've been to. The nurse who made the appointment said it was a physical. My husband says not to worry, but I still do. I've become quite confident refusing vaccination, but since Sophia's my first I'm not sure if there are other things coming up to watch out for. Mainly, I think, I'm wondering about the TB test. Will they suggest it? Should I decline? Anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance
by on May. 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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emmy526
by New Owner on May. 21, 2013 at 6:03 AM

you should be able to call an NP, and get yourself an appt without a referral if you're paying cash..most i've dealt with didn't need for for someone paying cash..the referral is for insurance purposes only, and if you''re not going to use insurance to cover the visit,  you should be okay without it.  


Quoting themissheather:

I have a similar problem. They won't pay for consultation visits, limit when I can switch, question me on it, and the GPs on our plan aren't accepting new patients. So, I'm stuck blindly choosing between a handful of pedis. I'd like to pay an NP for office visits, but since it's out of network the insurance won't even honor the referrals if we were to need one. Ugh

Quoting .sp4rkl3z.:

Good luck. Dread well baby checks because I hate our doctor. Difficult to be choosy with the kids' insurance. Limits who we can go to



themissheather
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM
I meant a referral that the NP made, such as if we needed lab tests or to see a specialist. The insurance won't cover those things without a referral from the primary doc and they won't honor a referral from someone out of network. It's ridiculous. And I keep the insurance in the event of an accident, major illness, etc. since we just couldn't afford those kinda of things.

Quoting emmy526:

you should be able to call an NP, and get yourself an appt without a referral if you're paying cash..most i've dealt with didn't need for for someone paying cash..the referral is for insurance purposes only, and if you''re not going to use insurance to cover the visit,  you should be okay without it.  



Quoting themissheather:

I have a similar problem. They won't pay for consultation visits, limit when I can switch, question me on it, and the GPs on our plan aren't accepting new patients. So, I'm stuck blindly choosing between a handful of pedis. I'd like to pay an NP for office visits, but since it's out of network the insurance won't even honor the referrals if we were to need one. Ugh



Quoting .sp4rkl3z.:

Good luck. Dread well baby checks because I hate our doctor. Difficult to be choosy with the kids' insurance. Limits who we can go to




themissheather
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM
A fingerprick I can handle. I wonder where I heard TB from, since everyone is saying no. Oh well, I definitively won't complain.

Quoting GoodyBrook:

 


I asked the nurse at DS1's 2 year well-child check-up about the lead test, and she said that it is normally done with a fingerprick at this age.  She said that the test is just as reliable, and it causes less trauma in the little ones than doing a blood draw...


They made no mention of a TB test at his 12, 18 or 24 month visit...


Quoting themissheather:

You know it never occurred to me that they would draw blood. That makes sense though that they would. It is strange they did it differently. Maybe they just found a more efficient way?


Quoting jellyphish:

I don't think they'll want tb. They may want to draw her blood and check for iron amd other things. I actually allow this, but with 1 yo they just did a toe prick. They did a full needle draw with my first though, I'm not sure why they did it differently.

 


 

jellyphish
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM
That's kinda what I thought the prick test was. I know the dr said he routinely checks for iron earlier now specifically because of my first daughter's issues, but I was expecting a blood draw at a year and he didn't order one. I just find that odd.

Quoting nicki.hemingway:

I think the prick test versus the blood draw depends on what they are testing for.  With my DD, she only needed the iron so that is all that was taken with a prick test.  My DS needed an iron, lead, and a few other things so he had a blood draw. 

Quoting jellyphish:

I don't think they'll want tb. They may want to draw her blood and check for iron amd other things. I actually allow this, but with 1 yo they just did a toe prick. They did a full needle draw with my first though, I'm not sure why they did it differently.


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