So I just had my request for a civilian OB submitted and I found out today that it was denied and that they are sending me to a military OB. My PCM is a civilian office and would have been in the same building as the OB I requested. The hospital I would have delivered at would have been right around the corner from my house.
The place I would deliver at would be Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. I've heard HORRIBLE things about this place for the majority and a few good experiences that are far and few between. This is my first pregnancy so naturally this scares me to death. Besides the horrible care.....and not seeing the same doctor throughout my pregnancy at all, having what I hear is an abundance of rude, inattentive staff that do not listen to you when you are giving birth.....the drive is horrible at certain times of the day. There is a bridge tunnel that gets backed up with traffic several times a day. What happens if I go into labor and there is an hour long back up????
I read about patient advocates that can get your doctor changed to a civilian without switching to Tricare Standard. Is this true? Anyone know what I am talking about?