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http://www.mymedicare.gov/ is probably your best source of information. They have improved it lately and they offer Medicare D drug plans, etc. I'd go there and get the personal information entered so they can help you.

Carol
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How can we convince Medicare (and Medicaid) to cover Naturopaths as an alternative to standard internists?
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PCVS: I agree 1000%. Naturopathy and western medicine should be working in harmony so that patients receive the best of both. I have only lived in one state where my insurance company covered naturopathy. The state I live in now will not allow naturopaths to be licensed and/or practice. So much for choice! The focus of naturopathy is wellness and prevention. Of course that is antithetical to western medicine whose focus is "cure" oriented - with an empahsis on pills and surgery. Every time I ask new doctors about how they feel about natural methods, especially for minor ailments, I get a blank stare. But I think that is changing. Patients, starting with my generation, do not accept whatever an MD says as the only solution.
There is an arrogance in our medical community concerning wellness; as if it has nothing to do with health. Doctors find it easier to write a Rx for a drug with thousands of side effects rather than take the time to listen to his or her patients.
The best thing we can do is be good consumers. If a doctor does not listen to you, or help you follow a healthy regimen that you have chosen, move on. There are really great doctors out there...it is just a matter of finding them.
We also need to make our voices heard by writing to insurance companies, Medicare, and any other insuring body and demand a choice.
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how can i get start
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Lilliput, if only there was someone with the time we caregivers don't have to start a letter writing campaign. It would be a strong start, anyway. :)
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