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    mom2boys
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    Edited because I looked it up again and its called Good Med not Best Med sorry!
    Anyone a member and use this for their primary care?
    How long does it usually take to been seen in person? Response time for minor things that just need a script called in like bladder infections? Do they really feel comfy prescribing pharmaceuticals or is this more of a front to push expensive herbal treatments and supplements? When I saw a naturopath in the past they pushed hundreds of dollars of herbs and supplements on me that were too big to swallow once I got them home. I like the idea of getting away from the expensive commercial insurance, herd patient main stream physicians office….
    Thanks in advance for any insight!

    • This topic was modified 10 months ago by mom2boys.
    #1015071

    aa
    Participant

    I’m not sure what you are referring to: ‘Best Med’.
    Member of what? Use what for primary care?

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    #1015135

    mom2boys
    Participant

    Obviously, you are not using their services or you would know what I was referring to.
    Best Med is a primary care clinic in West Seattle that does not accept insurance. Instead you pay a monthly fee for membership. They advertise that their members have uncapped access to their physicians and pay out of pocket at whole sale prices for prescriptions, labs ect.
    I’m considering this for coverage as its rather late in the year to enroll in a COBRA or marketplace plan, pay out of pocket due to high deductibles on top of monthly premiums, then start that over again in 60 days when my work related insurance kicks in and then start knocking away another deductible when the new year hits.

    #1015156

    aa
    Participant

    That is a tough spot. I understand the challenge of trying to avoid a deductible this late in the year with another to follow in a few months.
    I don’t know if this is true anymore but places like Swedish used to offer a reduced rate to people who would pay at the time of their visit. If that is still the case it might be worth considering comparing membership fee vs. cost of a visit. Depending on how often you think you would see a dr. September-December.

    #1015292

    Franci
    Participant

    I recently enrolled in COBRA, my benefits/deductible did not start over- it is simply a continuation of the plan I had been on while employed. If you had previously met your deductible, then it should be honored on a COBRA plan.

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