I recently retired and went looking for a doctor. Only four (4) doctors out of thirty (30) contacted were accepting new Medicare patients! I'm 20 miles outside of Portland, Maine in the Biddeford-Saco-Kennebunk area. On a couple of calls, I neglected to tell them I was looking for a Medicare doctor until after they started taking my information. Upon hearing my age, they then said the doctor was not accepting any new Medicare patients.