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Old 05-28-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: In a house
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My husband has Medicare and a supplemental insurance. He has been told he needs to go and have a large kidney stone broken up at the Stone Institute of the Carolinas, this is a huge semi truck that services several hospitals for this proceedure, but we are concerned if this will be covered by Medicare and our supplemental insurance. We cannot afford to end up with some huge medical bill so if anyone has any experience with this kind of proceedure please share what you ended up paying out of pocket. I'd call the places but they are closed today and his proceedure is for tomorrow. I personally feel he is worrying about everything right now because he's never had any kind of surgery or medical work but if I can help to ease him regarding this one issue it would be wonderful.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't know the answer to this question, but I do want to pass on a recent medical study that disputes the common wisdom that women in their senior years need more Calcium and Vitamin D. The study shows that taking these vitamins doesn't really help with bone issues--and they sometimes can be harmful to people who are prone to kidney stones.

Check with your doctor before taking these vitamins and discuss the concern about kidney stones if you think this might be an issue for you.
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