A couple of years ago, I received general anesthesia for a quick surgical procedure. Before losing consciousness, I was aware of a feeling of liberation. What was the drug given to me? [more inside]
What are your strategies for finding the best doctor (or at least a very good doctor) for a particular procedure? [more inside]
Negotiating self pay medical bill. I want to have an idea of how much the surgical practice/surgeon would have been paid if the patient had had insurance.
How much will they get if they hire a collection agency? Do they get a percentage or just sell the debit for a fixed price?
The patient is being billed 1850.00 self pay for the procedure.
The procedure was at a major Boston hospital and the patient is being billed self pay due to a temporary lapse in subsidized insurance. The hospital has already written off the bill. The billing date was sometime around the end of March 2013.
The patient has been told by the billing organization that represents the surgeon that they have to deal directly with the surgeon or their practice.
Finding an endometriosis surgeon in New York City...what's with this "out-of-network" business? I am scared, and I can't find a doctor that will see me. [more inside]
Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
We recently had a highly traumatic hospital experience involving a 3-year-old and two doctor errors, and we're wondering what our redress options are. [more inside]
I went to a ENT/facial surgeon recently for something unrelated, and I asked the doctor, who also does facial plastic surgery, what I could do about a large vein I have under my right eye. He had me speak with a woman in the office, and she told me, after looking at my vein(s), about a procedure for veins like mine (not spider veins) wherein they inject saline into the vein and then it goes away. What procedure is that? How much does it cost? Do you have a recommendation for a place in Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
Needing re-constructive foot surgery, what type of doctor is best for this type of surgery, a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for a doctor to see about removing a lipoma from my scalp in the SF Bay Area. Yelp isn't being very helpful and this probably falls under "cosmetic surgery", so who does the hivemind recommend? [more inside]
Where can I find references and referrals for a good Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Surgeon [more inside]
How do I find a doctor that can figure out what is wrong with my family member? This seems like a Medical Incredible/House type case. [more inside]
So the doctor diagnoses me with diverticulitis, and then performs a left sigmoid colectomy on me. Per the normal routine, the section of my colon was sent to a lab for analysis, which said there was no diverticuli present. [more inside]
What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
Need some advice regarding LASIK in the southern-central US region. (Oklahoma and surrounding states) [more inside]