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I am very concerned about my husband - he is bipolar with a

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I am very concerned about my husband - he is bipolar with a host of other illnesses - fibromyalgia, PTSD, CFS, hypothyroidism, agoraphobic and has anxiety. Recently, his main physician essentially blew him off - my husband is currently severely depressed, a little suicidal, and needs help with his meds asap. He's in no state to talk to anyone for himself. His insurance is Medicare. Can you provide any suggestions on how I can best go about finding a doctor for him? I know his preference is to have someone who can deal with all facets of his medical needs (i.e. illnesses, checkups, and psychiatry) but his immediate need is for someone with skills is psychiatry. We live in Colorado.

Also any suggestions on anything I can do to help other than the obvious (besupportive, be watchful, remove obstacles, etc.) would be welcome.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Carol Kryder LMFT replied 6 years ago.
Hello:

I happen to live in Colorado also, and as you probably already know, the services in our beautiful state leave a lot to be desired. Couple that with more and more doctors not taking Medicare and you have a huge problem. Have you considered a Nurse Practitioner? They do a wonderful job and are generally easier to get in to see. It is worth a try.

If he is suicidal please take him to the nearest emergency room. They are required to help him and that may be the best way to get the meds he needs.

Let me know if you have further questions. Best to you.
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