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Old 06-12-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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cremebrulee, why are you responding to your own post? Of course you've heard it before - you're the one who said it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Bryan, TX
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There are doctors who care. Because of insurance and liability and just our health care system in general, sometimes it's just hard to have access to these docs. If someone has an emergency, the ER is the best place to go unless you have an awesome doc who can fit you in. If you're trying to get in with a specialist at the last minute, it's almost impossible unless you call every couple hours the day before. Doctors are always squeezing patients in. Most have an extensive wait list, and if you're seeing a specialist - all patients are equal in their eyes. I know it's a shame, but that's the truth. They're understaffed and overwhelmed with patients. I don't know what the solution is or who to blame for this. We have a shortage of providers in our country and a lot of people who need to be seen. Sadly, I don't think health care reform is going to be the answer. I think it might help provide access for those in need, but I think it's going to make wait times longer. I hope I'm wrong! At any rate, I hope you find a doctor who you like & trust.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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cremebrulee, why are you responding to your own post? Of course you've heard it before - you're the one who said it.
Because I was very tired and I quoted the wrong person (me) instead of the person I wanted to quote. I make mistakes like that, b/c I have M.S. A lot of times, you'll read my posts, and some of my sentences do not make sense....I'm not asking for your pity, I'm alive, doing very well for a woman of my age, and not nearly as bad as a lot of people with MS...I'm simply answering your question and apologize for doing that...I do, do that a lot...so thanks for pointing it out and I'll try not to do it again, but can't promise it won't.

Sorry.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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I just spoke with a woman, whose husband gets the same shots in his back that I do, mine costs $700.00 a shot, which I think is out ragous...!!!!! Guess how much her husband pays for the same shot...? 7,000.00????????

I'm not saying all doctors are corrupt and are governed by greed, what I am saying is, there are a whole lot of doctors out there who are....

Look at the big difference...come on, $700.00 or more for a computerized shot????????

Why are these doctors being exposed?

I went to Quest for blood work the other day...now if I get the bloodwork done the same day the doctor orders it, I don't have to pay for it, if not, I have to pay for it, until I reach my deductable. So, I'm sitting there, and the guy who works for Quest is taking my information, he looks at the computer a long time, and says..."according to your insurance, you owe Quest $80.00. Now if my insurance company had not told me I would have paid him the 80 bucks. But, I said to him, "no, I don't owe you anything, if I get the blood work done the same day, the insurance company pays for it." He immediately responds..."ok"....?????????? So, if I hadn't known that, I'd have paid it?????? And a few of my co-workers go to the same Quest Diagnostics and have had the very same problem???????
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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I tried to start a new thread since about this topic but it was closed. So I tried another new posts with some harsh
remarks. Since the comments on this one are almost a year old I thought I'd continue the discussion. I gave an example
when I saw my GP in my town 4 years ago. I told him that I was very weak and I needed to have some blood work &
check some other medical issues. For 2 years I went back and forth for blood work and asked him if he could call me
about the results. He said he would but it was always the nurse who told me everything was fine except that my calcium
was high. I thought that was a good thing....wrong. That was a bad sign. So I went to the big city & saw my
an endrochronologist who knew exactly which blood test I needed. Also, I got in to see him within a week verses a month
at my GP. Turned out my body had very little vitamin D & a surgical procedure would take care of it and it did.
So for 2 years I suffered because my GP never looking at my results. I've had some terrible doctors who should not be
practicing medicine and some who were wonderful.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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I tried to start a new thread since about this topic but it was closed. So I tried another new posts with some harsh
remarks. Since the comments on this one are almost a year old I thought I'd continue the discussion. I gave an example
when I saw my GP in my town 4 years ago. I told him that I was very weak and I needed to have some blood work &
check some other medical issues. For 2 years I went back and forth for blood work and asked him if he could call me
about the results. He said he would but it was always the nurse who told me everything was fine except that my calcium
was high. I thought that was a good thing....wrong. That was a bad sign. So I went to the big city & saw my
an endrochronologist who knew exactly which blood test I needed. Also, I got in to see him within a week verses a month
at my GP. Turned out my body had very little vitamin D & a surgical procedure would take care of it and it did.
So for 2 years I suffered because my GP never looking at my results. I've had some terrible doctors who should not be
practicing medicine and some who were wonderful.
I was thinking about low Vitamin D, while reading this....
I started this thread, in 2007, and since then, a lot has happened. First let me tell you, I'm so glad it was only a vitamin d defincincy, thank goodness they found out....I take vitamins every day and vitamin D is one of them....also Centrum Silver, which a doctor perscribed....
Have been suffering with leg pain for years....went to a specialist and he said I needed hip replacements. My cousin suggested I go to his doctor for a second opinion....Thank God I did, b/c they kept sending me to other associates and found out, it was my SI joint, for which I've been wearing a belt and it's been helping a lot. But can you imagine, two hip replacements...it is always good practice to go for a second opinion, believe me.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Yes they are and amen to that and my husband and I have discussed many times the reasons other countries can make their medicines and doctors work at no cost . take france for instance just by being a citizen you are eligible for medicine and medical care at no cost to you . i dont see why this country cant make that work but it is because the insurance companies and the doctors have become too greedy and case in point 600.00 for a shot !!! Greedy indeed .
People in other countries do not get "free" medical care, and their doctors do not work "at no cost."
Medical care is paid for by taxes. The French pay about 20% of their income for insurance that covers health care, disability insurance, and retirement (similar to US Social Security).
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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People in other countries do not get "free" medical care, and their doctors do not work "at no cost."
Medical care is paid for by taxes. The French pay about 20% of their income for insurance that covers health care, disability insurance, and retirement (similar to US Social Security).

That is not my post Suzy, someone else wrote that and must have posted at the same time as I did? I don't have a husband???? Sorry...don't know what happened?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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That is not my post Suzy, someone else wrote that and must have posted at the same time as I did? I don't have a husband???? Sorry...don't know what happened?
I don't know, either. I just hit the quote botton at the bottom of the other post and replied.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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I was thinking about low Vitamin D, while reading this....
I started this thread, in 2007, and since then, a lot has happened. First let me tell you, I'm so glad it was only a vitamin d defincincy, thank goodness they found out....I take vitamins every day and vitamin D is one of them....also Centrum Silver, which a doctor perscribed....
Have been suffering with leg pain for years....went to a specialist and he said I needed hip replacements. My cousin suggested I go to his doctor for a second opinion....Thank God I did, b/c they kept sending me to other associates and found out, it was my SI joint, for which I've been wearing a belt and it's been helping a lot. But can you imagine, two hip replacements...it is always good practice to go for a second opinion, believe me.
I saw 4 doctors regarding my knees. Some said to replace both, some said I was too young, some
said I need more MRI's. Now each visit to each doctor wasn't free & I had to pay part of that.
I then spoke to a doctor I knew & he told me that was nonsense & told me to contact a surgeon in
the bigger city (he also said that the doctors in my town all go to the big city for anything major).
The surgeon would not do both at one time. He didn't have a great bed side manner but I didn't
care since I wanted an experienced & knowledgable one.
By the way he told me all he needed was an xray to see if anyone needed a knee replacement.
Hip replacements are a little more complicated. I mean during recovery.
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