I find it unbelievable that as a new resident (since April 25, 2015) I have found it totally impossible to find a primary doctor in Macon County. I moved here to be near my elderly mother who has moved in with my brother who is a resident. I have insurance and have called every doctor whose name I have found in the phone book, been given by family, hospital, etc. and all have said no - we are not taking new patients. I have called every city in the county even though I don't drive and it would be difficult for me to get there.
My brother got angry and went by a local doctor’s office. They gave him a bunch of paperwork for me to fill out to see if maybe they would take me. I filled it out and he took it back. They called me back the next day and said that they couldn't take me on because I was "on too many medications." Now, I am on four - count them, four medications. One, my blood pressure medication I am already out of, and will be out of my seizure medication in a week. The other two I will be out of in one month. None are controlled substances. All I wanted for the seizure medication is a referral to a neurologist in Asheville who will not take me without one. What am I supposed to do when the seizures really start rolling in? Isn't this false advertising? We're here for you! What a joke.