I work for a company where we have the same problems finding doctors for our patients because the doctors won't take the current insurance. You did exactly right. The first thing is to call all the local doctors and find one that takes your insurance. Second if you come up nowhere-ask the doctor offices if they would consider becoming a provider so that they will take your insurance. If you still get nowhere you should call your insurance plan let then know the issue and see if they can help you find one nearest you. Sometimes they will also end up talking a local doctor into becoming a provider because there is not one in the area.
The bowel problems can be distressing. My doctor recommended and insisted that I use Activia yogurt everyday. I have been on it now for 3 weeks and everything that was not regular is now. When I have a flare of some sort I will use immodium or colace depending on the issue. Hope it helps.
"I will not let this disease define who I am"
Dx-Lupus, Sjogren's syndrome,antiphosolipid antibiody syndrome, hashimoto's and fibromyalgia and insomina.
Meds-Plaquniel, Methotrexate, Vit D, Flax seed, asprin, lipitor,armour,premarin,celebrex,folic acid,ambien,hydrocodone,skelaxin,colace,imodium,pr ilosec,antibiotics, and new ones added daily