It's almost like the Government my husband works for IS AGAINST US.
We picked our new port (after they took our first choice away from us) based on the fact that it's half the driving distance to Lydia's new pediatric GI. The same GI that WALKS ON MOTHERFUCKING WATER in my eyes.
Today I took Lydia to her new pediatrician to get all our ducks in a row for our upcoming GI appointment in a few weeks. There, I was told TriCare won't grant a referral because, at this base, there are three other GI's closer to us. Regardless that we've been driving 3 and 4 hours to see her last two set of specialists. Regardless that while 2 hours away may be farther than an hour, ITS STILL CLOSER THEN 4.
And P.S.: WE HAVE SOMEONE SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR. Finally!
That matters not to TriCare. Probably because they're going to start supplying the transportation for that treacherous hour long drive instead of the two hours we'd have to endure on our own should we continue to see THOU WHO WALKS ON MOTHERFUCKING WATER.
At least, if Tri-Care were the one's driving, I might be able to understand. Or not.
Things we did manage to accomplish, a referral to a nutritionist and enrollment for Lydia in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Which means, TriCare will not send us to the doctors who know their shit, but they will help me figure out what and how to feed my kid.... and then tell my husband where he can and can not go for future job opportunities!
It's not a terrible thing, actually. I'm just REALLY upset that they're taking away our doctor because of stupid locational reasoning. Shouldn't we be allowed to choose who is the best fit for us? I mean, I can understand if we haven't seen a GI specialist at all, but the fact that we've seen three, THREE GI SPECIALIST, and finally have a great thing going~~ and still, location, Location, LOCATION!
We're not buying a house, we're seeing a doctor, for Pete's sake!
Two steps forward, three steps back. 'Tis the way of this military life.