Strategies For Getting The Care You Want

Be persistent

Make appointments with several different physicians to better your odds of being seen early. You can always cancel with the others if one is able to squeeze you in sooner. Talk to the nurses and receptionists frequently, telling them your story as you inquire about being seen as soon as possible.

Be polite

The pancreatic cancer community is small. Many of the physicians know each other, or at the very least have heard of one another. You don't want to risk alienating any one of them or their staff.

Be proactive

It health insurance coverage is going to be an issue, contact your congressman/senator right away. Get to know his/her health aid and get them on board with finding additional coverage.