In need of Tricare Health PMC physician

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-13-2011, 06:31 PM
tcahearn tcahearn is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default In need of Tricare Health PMC physician

Hello all- We are new transplants here from the midwest and in need of locating a reputable medical INTERNIST here at TV who accepts Tricare Prime . With all this discussion about healthcare down here, I am a bit concerned as I am an RN coming from a major medical center and can't believe what I hear and read about docs in the area. I suppose we can go to Ocala or Orlando if needed, but what a pity not to have THE BEST MDs right here at TV.

If anyone can offer me some help-- it's most appreciated!

PS... this is our first post so I hope I did it correctly.

TCA
Transplanted from STL to TV
__________________
TCA
STL., MO now in Poinciana
  #2  
Old 06-13-2011, 08:13 PM
kb8tpw's Avatar
kb8tpw kb8tpw is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Charles
Posts: 470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Welcome, first of all ! The Tri-Care web site will assist you in finding doctors which take Tri-Care Prime. We have Tri-care for Life, and also Medicare, so with that combination we have no problem and have yet to pay first penny. Our medical care is also very good, and we are, for the most part, very pleased. Each of us has had one hospitalization and have more ills and problems than a person ought to but our medical needs have been met since our arrival in The Villages. Are they the same sort of staff we had grown accustom to in the midwest, no, but that took many years to develop and become satisfied with. Be willing to adjust and be patient, thats the key. I have a couple of specialists that exceed what I have experienced any where.
  #3  
Old 06-13-2011, 09:56 PM
Sparty6971's Avatar
Sparty6971 Sparty6971 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 203
Thanks: 26
Thanked 59 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Won't say that Tricare Prime isn't available here but very few Dr here will accept it. They will accept Tricare Standard/Extra however. We investigated two years ago when we moved here and when we asked why were told that the Tricare Prime was too slow paying but that Standard/Extra was not. Still the case? Don't know that but you might check into it. When you get to age 65 of course you will have to change to Medicare with Tricare for Life (if desired). Prime and Standard/Extra aren't available (at least to most) after age 65. As kb8tpw said though, go to the Tricare web site and you can do a pretty easy search to see what the situation is now.
  #4  
Old 06-14-2011, 02:07 AM
Forsyth Forsyth is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Try Lake Sumter Family Medicine's nurse practitoner - her name is Gina, NP. I have Tricare Prime, too.......it is difficult, difficult, to find a specialist. I've been sent to an OLD orthopedic doctor in Orlando that I swore would never operate on me. I was sent to Ocala to a rheumatologist. I'm a nurse. What I've seen and heard does not make me happy. In Maryland, we had the best of healthcare, down here, I think the Medicaid people get better. Be very, very careful if Tricare Prime is your only insurance. You're not going to be happy. Publix will fill your prescriptions.
__________________

WV, VA, and lots of little sidetrips along the way to The Villages!
  #5  
Old 06-14-2011, 08:47 AM
alemorkam alemorkam is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: the villages since 04. Lived in Alaska, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York
Posts: 1,768
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2,198 Times in 365 Posts
Default

We rely exclusively on Tricare Prime. Family Physicians of Lake Sumter 352-751-5514 is our primary doctor. One of the very few in the Villages. Not sure there is another. As you know with Tricare Prime they refer you out to other doctors as needed. They have a referral desk that handles all referrals by the doctor. They contact the specialty doctor your doctors refers you to and the specialty doctor then calls you. Sometimes we have to drive to Ocala or Gainsville for a referral. There are not many Specialists in the Villages who take Tricare Prime. However, all the doctors we have been referred to have been excellent. Just private message me if you wish about any other questions. We were also referred to a rheumatologist in Ocala and was very happy with the doctor. Also have been referred to a Neurosurgeon in Ocala who is fantastic. We also had a one week stay in the Villages Hospital and Tricare Prime took care of everything. As Forsyth above said we use Gina, NP. We really like her, both my wife and I. Good luck. CVS also fills any prescriptions as well as express scripts.
  #6  
Old 06-14-2011, 09:43 AM
tcahearn tcahearn is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Tri Care docs

Thank you all for your insightful information and suggestions. Fortunately, we are relatively healthy but need to secure a doc in the event we need medical care.

Thanks again fellow Villagers!
__________________
TCA
STL., MO now in Poinciana
  #7  
Old 06-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Sparty6971's Avatar
Sparty6971 Sparty6971 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 203
Thanks: 26
Thanked 59 Times in 24 Posts
Default

tca: Welcome to TV. We moved from Ohio two years ago and started getting discouraged about the health insurance differences. Thought we would want to go Tricare Prime but gave up on that route. We then went with Tricare Standard/Extra and have been very happy. Doctor takes it no problem and we've been referred to several specialists also with no problems. Yes, there are differences based on personal health issues but I suggest you really explore and think about changing to the Standard/Extra until Medicare age.
  #8  
Old 06-16-2011, 08:46 AM
Lake Prime Care Lake Prime Care is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default tricare ins

We at Lake Prime Care accept Tricare ins. Dr. Weena Favis (Internal Medicine) has just returned to The Villages area. She has Practiced in the Lake/Sumter area for 16 years now we are in The Villages office on Tue. and Thur. and Leesburg on Mon., Wed., and Fri. Please call us anytime at 352-365-1224. The Village Address is 1950 Laural Manor Drive Bldg 200 Suite 202.
  #9  
Old 07-09-2011, 11:41 PM
villages3412 villages3412 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default tricare

Not sure how to get word out. Walgreens will be be ending it's contract with the drug company E-scripts. They contract for tricare mail order and drug stores to fill your presciptions I transfered to CVS.


http://www.pharmacytimes.com/market-...ipts-Part-Ways
  #10  
Old 01-02-2012, 08:42 PM
villages3412 villages3412 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default tricare drugs

Walgreens has dropped tricare. Her is the 2012 approved list

SWEETBAY SUPERMARKET #1937

View Map820 OLD CAMP RD
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 753-7124



THE MEDICINE CHEST

View Map910 OLD CAMP RD BLDG 170
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 753-1877



CVS #08381

View Map5208 E COUNTY ROAD 466
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 751-4700



PUBLIX #0004

View Map8780 SE 165TH MULBERRY LN
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 751-0304



WAL-MART #4262

View Map4085 WEDGEWOOD LN
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 259-2844



PREMIER PHARMACY

View Map1580 SANTA BARBARA BLVD
THE VILLAGES, FL 32159

(352) 259-2159



PUBLIX #1155

View Map327 COLONY BLVD
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 391-1808



PUBLIX #1080

View Map3475 WEDGEWOOD LN
THE VILLAGES, FL 32162

(352) 751-6302



PUBLIX #1334

View Map1566 BELLA CRUZ DR
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 750-9863



PUBLIX #0447

View Map1120 BICHARA BLVD
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 750-2424



TARGET PHARMACY #2058

View Map716 N US HIGHWAY 441
THE VILLAGES, FL 32159

(352) 205-8943



WINN-DIXIE PHARMACY #2337

View Map944 BICHARA BLVD
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 753-6115



SAM'S CLUB #4998

View Map755 N US HIGHWAY 27
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 751-5989



CVS #05120

View Map860 AVENIDA CENTRAL
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 750-1118



RXCARE PHARMACY

View Map13733 N US HIGHWAY 441
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 391-5533



VINTAGE PHARMACY

View Map725 HIGHWAY 466
LADY LAKE, FL 32159

(352) 751-6895



WAL-MART #2843

View Map17861 S US HIGHWAY 441
SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491

(352) 307-4410



CVS #05226

View Map17817 SE 109TH AVE
SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491

(352) 347-6616





Note: A maximum of 20 pharmacies are shown. Other participating
  #11  
Old 01-02-2012, 09:36 PM
ricthemic ricthemic is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 423
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Ohno

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparty6971 View Post
Won't say that Tricare Prime isn't available here but very few Dr here will accept it. They will accept Tricare Standard/Extra however. We investigated two years ago when we moved here and when we asked why were told that the Tricare Prime was too slow paying but that Standard/Extra was not. Still the case? Don't know that but you might check into it. When you get to age 65 of course you will have to change to Medicare with Tricare for Life (if desired). Prime and Standard/Extra aren't available (at least to most) after age 65. As kb8tpw said though, go to the Tricare web site and you can do a pretty easy search to see what the situation is now.
We will need these questions answered soon. Does this have anything to do with our community organizer giving Chicago type healthcare waivers to many fortune 100 companies?
  #12  
Old 01-03-2012, 05:59 AM
F16 1UB's Avatar
F16 1UB F16 1UB is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Villages of Hadley
Posts: 1,720
Thanks: 11
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Default Tricare Prime

Family Physicians of Lake Sumter accept Tricare Prime. No problems here since day 1 for us.

910 Old Camp Rd, Ste 192-194, The Villages , FL 32162....352-751-5514
  #13  
Old 01-03-2012, 07:47 AM
CarGuys's Avatar
CarGuys CarGuys is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default F16u

You would not be from the Syracuse Air National Guard would you?

Herv
  #14  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:00 AM
jadebox jadebox is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you for the list. BTW Tricare dropped Walgreens. Th ere was a petition to sign at Walgreens asking that Tricare reconsider. Walgreens was charging Tricare too much. Is there a pharmacy where we can get the shingles vaccine shot?
  #15  
Old 08-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Mallory Voice Mallory Voice is offline
Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcahearn View Post
Hello all- We are new transplants here from the midwest and in need of locating a reputable medical INTERNIST here at TV who accepts Tricare Prime . With all this discussion about healthcare down here, I am a bit concerned as I am an RN coming from a major medical center and can't believe what I hear and read about docs in the area. I suppose we can go to Ocala or Orlando if needed, but what a pity not to have THE BEST MDs right here at TV.

If anyone can offer me some help-- it's most appreciated!

PS... this is our first post so I hope I did it correctly.

TCA
Transplanted from STL to TV
Our neighbors are on the same plan and they have to go to Gainsville, Fl for treatment. Go on line and see if there are other alternatives.

Mallory Voice
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 AM.