I only go to a GP if I need a physical, otherwise they are a waste of time.
Why did he go to a GP instead of going straight to the ENT?
I only go to a GP if I need a physical, otherwise they are a waste of time. I have the same issues with bad allergies and probably get a sinus infection 3x year, but I go, pay my $30, and get on my way.
Any sinus/soft tissue x-rays?
Any blood work (CBC) to rule out infection?
Highly doubt the "nurse assistant" was a nursing assistant if he spent that much time talking to her/him.
Only thing Obamacare will do to this scenario is 5 years from now, he would have had to wait 6 months for the appointment.
the auto industry has gone outrageous in the cost for automobiles. It is ridiculous that it costs $40,000 for a nice SUV that has 3 rows. So, to fix this you think the government should completely take over the car industry.
Lowering the cost of insurance, not the cost of healthcare.
quote:That's all? he just """saw""" them.
He was there for 30 minutes, saw the MD for 5 minutes and spent the other 25 talking to his nurse assistant.
Hall of Fame of Silly Analogies
That's all? he just """saw""" them.
That's the way it works?
What? Did he wave from a distance?
Were they on the other side of sound-proof glass?
Want to know who accounted for a sizable percent of that bill, that I'd bet he didn't see?
Then I would check into some billing fraud.
He called the ENT office to say there must be a billing error. Woman said no, that is what they charge since he is considered a new patient. He was a patient of their firm 10 years ago for a deviated septum operation. Didn't fill out any new paperwork this time.
Except the price of insurance has increased. Thus people that couldn't afford insurance previously are now forced to purchase it at a higher price. Gotta love government solutions.
You raise an interesting point, though.