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...is she dead?

How to handle insurance when your doctor/therapist goes AWOL? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Mar 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Trying to fix a medical billing error: At what point do I give up?

I got a small bill for lab work done as part of a routine annual exam. The entire amount should have been covered in full. At what point do I give up and just pay the bill? [more inside]
posted by tckma on Mar 20, 2014 - 13 answers

I am very unsatisfied with a doctor I recently visited. How do I say so?

I recently went to a functional medicine doctor. The administrative staff has been negligent. She misdiagnosed me and recommended unnecessary testing. Not to mention the cost! I don't think I should go back, but should I write a letter? Details behind the cut. [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Jan 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Mom went to hospital with difficulty moving legs, was berated by doctor

Hello everyone, my mom was taken to a hospital by ambulance a few mornings ago when she couldn't move her legs and get out of bed. This stems from a previous issue with nerve damage and spinal problems which she's had surgery for before. She met the same doctor from her previous surgery, whom she couldn't pay, and was berated and threatened by him. [more inside]
posted by FireballForever on Oct 17, 2013 - 16 answers

How much will the surgical practice get for doing a procedure?

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.
posted by flummox on Aug 27, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I get my doctor to pay up?

Short version: Outpatient facility acknowledges they owe me money but has not paid up. Their eternal answer is "The check will go out Thursday. We know it was supposed to go out last Thursday but it will go out this Thursday. Promise!" It's been over a month now, and I've called several times a week. How do I get my money back? More details inside if you want them. [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Feb 26, 2013 - 10 answers

is this how it's supposed to work?

Am I wrong about how primary care vs. specialists works or is my doctor's offfice badly managed? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Oct 23, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I handle my doctor's office's incompetence?

My psychiatrist's office is behaving in an incompetent manner and I am furious. Aside from finding another doctor, how should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Need stitches without the ER

My girlfriend just got a cut on her leg from a glass table, about 1/4" deep, maybe a little deeper. We think she needs stitches or at least antibiotics, but she doesn't have health insurance. What is the cheapest option to get looked at and treated? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 29, 2012 - 23 answers

gynecology advice (oh yeah this is staying anonymous)

Going to the gynecologist tomorrow: What to ask/test for and should I use my insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I get Obamacare

Help me find health insurance. Moving back to the States with wife and two kids after being away for 10 years. May not have jobs when we return. What is the best way to find health insurance? I have no idea where to start or what my options are if we return unemployed. Moving to Texas if that is relevant.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 17, 2011 - 22 answers

Health insurance is expiring and I haven't really done my homework

I'm a 23 y/o male, living back and forth in PA and NJ. I'm looking to buy my own health insurance of some persuasion, and I need lots of advice. I have no known health issues, and I've been slightly underemployed as of late. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by null14 on Oct 17, 2010 - 6 answers

I want to stop limping!

What I think is my Achilles Tendon or is in that area at least started hurting like crazy on my right foot when I walk. I would like to see a doctor about this but my health insurance has a super high deductible, and is mainly to keep an unforeseen emergency from bankrupting me. How can I have someone check this out where it won't cost me an arm and a leg, is there some kind of clinic I can go to? Mid 20s, located in LA.
posted by 12%juicepulp on Oct 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Insurance-mandated medical exam? Really?

Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

NYers on UHC, let's trade doctor recommendations!

New Yorkers on United Health Care: care to recommend (or warn against) an orthopedist, gynecologist, general practitioner, etc, etc? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Jan 19, 2010 - 7 answers

You have cancer. Oh wait, it's just mono.

They sad I probably had cancer. Turned out it was mono. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by djpyk on Oct 17, 2008 - 30 answers

GP for Chico

Recommend a General Practitioner in Chico California. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on May 4, 2008 - 1 answer

I need to see my shrink more often.

Doctor-insurance filter: Any doctors out there have experience with becoming an "in network" provider for United Health Care? Can I convince my doctor to do this? [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

ongoing billing issues w/ doc...

I'm having ongoing billing issues with a doctor and it's time I seek resolution with a third party. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Mar 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Switch from OTC to prescription meds

Will my doctor switch me from an OTC medication to prescription if I just ask nicely? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Feb 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Mid twenties male with medical dilemma needs some collective advice.

I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
posted by debu on Jan 22, 2008 - 26 answers

Doctor won't give me info to file w/ insurance.

What can I do if my doctor will not give me the information I need to file with my insurance? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I tell my doctor I smoke weed?

Are there any potential downsides to telling one's doctor that he uses marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2007 - 22 answers

Doctor, doctor...how do I choose?

How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 27, 2007 - 12 answers

finding a doctor.

i'm 31. i recently got medical insurance for the first time in 13 years. i am exhibiting some symptoms of stomach cancer and would like to get it checked out. how do i find a good doctor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Finding a doctor in Cambridge, Mass

Help me and my boyfriend find a/multiple doctors in Cambridge, MA. Difficulty: BCBS HMO Blue plan. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Feb 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Lousy doctor's visit. Refund possibility?

I wasn't at all satisfied with the doctor I chose for my yearly checkup. What's the best way to get a refund, if possible? [more inside]
posted by hoborg on Feb 16, 2007 - 31 answers

How to Pick a Doc in a HMO/PPO? Chicago Loop Recommendations?

A twofold question, both procedural and specific, about doctors, insurance plans, choices, research, and, optionally, the downtown Chicago Loop area. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 4, 2006 - 7 answers

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