Need MO (Medical Oncologist) recommendation (in SF Bay area)
I was diagnosed with stage IV in Sept. 2023 in Taiwan by a Taiwanese MO from whom I am receiving my hormone and targeted therapies. I continue to work until the third round of treatment on 12/22/2023 when I took a leave of absence from work. Because of the stress from work become too much. So, I asked my MO to certify my SDI (state disability) but he was unwilling to do that. He said he only certify the diagnose, but not the disability part.
So, I am thinking if I need to return to San Francisco to find a MO who is willing to certify it for me. This means I will be receiving treatment from this new MO as well. I do not have any health insurance in the state currently. I can probably apply for medi-cal health insurance because of low (no) income in 2024. So, hopefully this MO is in the network (unsure of the term)!
Thanks in advance. I am SO glad I found this forum, after months of headaches and sleepless nights searching for answers on the web.