For low-income seniors, finding Dermatologists That Take Medicaid can be extremely difficult.
And the sad part about this is that as we age, we encounter more and more skin problems, which means that low-income seniors face alot of difficulty in finding the right type of help for their ailments.
As an example, a quick look at a WebMD page on “Skin Conditions In The Elderly“ shows that the common skin problems in seniors include…
- Facial movement lines
- Dry and itching skin
- Skin cancer
- Age spots
Some of them may seem superfluous (wrinkles and facial movement lines) but others such as bedsores and skin cancer are serious.
My mother, as a result of laying constantly in bed the last years of her life, had to deal with bedsores.
So ultimately this is why low-income seniors need to know how to find Dermatologists That Take Medicaid.
So, how do you do this in your area?
First of all, while you can try a basic Google search in your area, I don’t think that will be helpful. I tried it in my area and the results
turned up a bunch of dermatologists within a few miles of me…but never anyone who accepted Medicaid.
Then I looked at the next result, and came across a great website called ZocDoc, which had listings of Dermatologists That Take Medicaid, and other specialties as well.
What I did was searched for the medical discipline I was looking for and the insurance accepted (here “Dermatologists That Take Medicaid”) and then input my location (for me West Islip, NY) and this was the result I came up with…
Now, when I checked the accepted insurance they all have themselves listed as Dermatologists That Take Medicaid but before making an appointment I would confirm this, because insurances do change with time.
I would also check in your search of Dermatologists That Take Medicaid with your state Department of Health, which might maintain a list of other doctors and Dermatologists That Take Medicaid.
I found this out when researching dentists that accept Medicaid about a year ago.
One last tip I could recommend to you would be to contact your local Department of Social Services. The reason I say this is because this is where you had to go to get on Medicaid in the first place.
And that means you are not the first person out there who is looking for a list of Dermatologists That Take Medicaid. They might have a list for you…and a list of other doctors and dentists who do as well.