Dr's

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by marknett, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. marknett

    marknett Active Member

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    I can remember when a Dr could actually treat you without sending you to a specialist . Spent a month going once a week for blood test trying to determine what was going on and finally figured it out.. Hyperactive Thyroid

    So I say fine , what do we need to do . He says I can't treat you for that ,you need to see a specialist and makes appointment . Now it's another month of waiting just to see this guy and then he will probably have to do his own testing all over again. GIVE ME A PILL ALREADY .
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Your right what ever happened to Marcus Welby. Good luck.
     
  3. hogrotten

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    :newsmile100: :small3d001:
     
  4. The Prophet

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    It's mainly to protect against lawsuits. People sue at the drop of a hat now-a-daze to get easy money. Must be tough looking in the mirror.

    On the other hand, some "Doc's" aren't so great anymore, maybe it's easier today to become a Doctor compared to years ago?

    Joke: What do they call the student who Graduates at the very bottom of his Medical Class?























    Answer: "Doctor":(


    Bob
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    IMO, most drs use the referral method to move you up to a specialist, part of the problem with the higher cost of medical in this country JMO Kind of like the you cant blame me now attitude
     
  6. Markk9

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    Another part of the problem is the vast amount of information available today. No one doctor can be expected to know it all. Would you like your general doctor to perform open heart surgery on you?
     
  7. marknett

    marknett Active Member

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    good point
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    In the military health care system, I have to see a "wanna-be" Dr. just to see a Dr. & then they'll refer you to another specialist. I have to repeat this process every 6-months, just to be seen at my Dermatologist for skin cancer follow-up care.
     
  9. The Prophet

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    Markk9 is right. Excellent post.

    But... (there is always a "but")

    You CAN just search the internet, and find your own 'specialist" if you know what ails you, and save about three visits - and co-pays - to your regular Doc.

    I did this recently with a bad knee acting up. Spent about 1/2 hour on the 'net, and I soon found an excellent local Dr., very highly rated, who specialized in such things. Went to see him, he diagnosed it straight-away, and I got a cortisone shot, plus some advice on exercise therapy, a vitamin/mineral supplement, and such.

    All this "primary care" baloney is because your Insurance Provider is paying for it. Imagine if they weren't? Would you be going three times for each ailment and paying full visit price? No, but this is part and parcel of why Insurance Coverage costs so much. Too many "Dr's" with their fingers in the pot. Remember that you are "Co" paying, and the Insurance provider pays the Doc the remainder for each visit. Think of it as your own money - then how would you handle the numerous visits?

    Just my opinion.:no



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  10. marknett

    marknett Active Member

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    This is sound advice , but would not have worked for me. Didn't know what the problem was ,just that there was a problem . After a month of testing by my local Dr , He diagnosed it. Still not confirmed by specialist but I feel he got it right by reading up on it. I will see the specialist early December and go from there