Since I'm in Connecticut, my insurance only is associated with doctors in the NY tri-state area. If Dr. Dake does any procedures on me, or anyone outside of my geo area does, it would have to be an emergency.
Insurance stinks. None of the doctors I use even take my insurance anymore. Over the past 11 years, no matter what it's been for, they have systematically dropped my insurance. This goes for 2 ear nose and throat docs - one for me and one for my daughter, 3 neurologists, etc. It's impossible and it takes a lot of time and energy to figure out how to work the system.
I figured 2 r/t tickets, a car rental and hotel is about as costly as paying my neuro out of network to schedule these tests locally, if she is willing to go along with them, and then they might not be done correctly. What drive me crazy that I have a full time job, and all of this jockeying is way too time consuming.