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Switching providers

I searched but didn't find a thread addressing this.

I'm in Portland, Oregon, USA. My insurance plan is limits me to only a few Providence providers. I've had a lot of diagnosis and prep procedures but no actual treatment. It's been 2.5 months and I'm losing faith in my limited team. I don't meet the oncologist until Oct 31

It's October 11, 2017 and I can switch my insurance to one that would let me go to a different network, OHSU, which has a very good cacer center. But I couldn't start until Jan. 1, 2018. I want to, but it would mean postponing treatment until then.

I'm PSA 15, Gleason 9, but no evidence of spread beyond my prostate. I am otherwise a healthy person and have no symptoms. I've had prostate biopsy, CT, bone scan, bone density scan, and colonoscopy.

Any opinions for holding off for 2.5 months to make a switch?

Thank you.

Earl

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Re: Switching providers - by Old Codger - Oct 11, 2017 7:37am
Re: Switching providers - by Don Oberlin - Oct 11, 2017 7:46am
Re: Switching providers - by Earl - Oct 13, 2017 4:18am
Re: Switching providers - by FCB - Oct 13, 2017 11:41pm

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