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re: Why do hospitals have their people send separate bills? - Puffoluffagus
[quote] Can you make it clear when you walk into the ER or get admitted that you only want to be seen by in-network physicians? Because if not, this is ridiculous and needs to be fixed[/quote] No you usually can't. Usually if a it's a true emergency, insurance companies are supposed to cover ima...
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re: What is the down vote record -chinhoyang's post on the Rant has to be up there - Puffoluffagus
[quote]Karmapolice had a post about stopping "calling baton rouge" from playing in tiger stadium. [/quote] Love that he suggested "you are my sunshine" as the alternative. ...
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re: Why do hospitals have their people send separate bills? - Puffoluffagus
Depends on the hospital or the hospital system. Some hospitals employ certain physicians (anesthesia, various surgeon specialties) and you may not receive a separate bill for their services. On the other hand, some hospital contract work out to local physician groups or practices instead. For ins...
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re: How much student loan debt do you owe? - Puffoluffagus
~230k...
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re: Bought a Sega Genesis, love this thing - Puffoluffagus
Nice. I had the NHL all-star game and charles barkley shut and jam. Played the crap out of the latter. On the box, I had to black out "shut up", cause it was a naughty word/. :lol: Other gems: [img]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/910hQ94nYYL._AC_SX215_.jpg[/img][img]http://i...
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re: New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Solution (bye cpap) - Puffoluffagus
[quote]ut this is to open my airway.. to pull the hyoid forward[/quote] Yes and so do the other hyoid suspension techniques. Just saying, cool device and glad it's working for you....
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re: New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Solution (bye cpap) - Puffoluffagus
[quote]Standard hyoid suspension techniques? You mean break my jaw?[/quote] There have been other ways of doing hyoid suspension without placing a magnet in your body. You place anchor screws on the back side of the jaw and suspend the hyoid from those screws with non absorbable suture. It's a q...
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re: New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Solution (bye cpap) - Puffoluffagus
Any reason you chose to participate in the trial instead of opting for the current standard hyoid suspension techniques?...
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re: anyone have crowns on their teeth? - Puffoluffagus
[quote]. I have never understood why dentistry is so expensive[/quote] Mostly Considered cosmetic so dentists can basically charge what they want......
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re: anyone have crowns on their teeth? - Puffoluffagus
I have a crown on a molar following a root canal. No issues from it. Works like a normal tooth no issues with loosening. Been about 10 years ish. No idea of the cost (parents paid for it at the time). No dentist but yeah if you lost a tooth completely then you would need a bridge or implant(...
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re: I don't like the fact that Shulkin was unanimously confirmed as VA Secretary - Puffoluffagus
[quote] I do ont understand why we can't just give veterans vouchers/health funding payments that they can use at any private facility. [/quote] Some facilities do offer this. It's called ChoiceCare. Basically if the wait lists for a certain specialty service is too long, vets have an option of s...
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re: Sleep apnea treatment options - Puffoluffagus
[quote]I've read that they don't actually decrease your blood pressure and heart rate even though may help you to breathe easie[/quote] It's not necessarily about the systemic blood pressure. It's more about how sleep apnea causes alterations of the pressure within your chest which can in turn af...
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re: Sleep apnea treatment options - Puffoluffagus
[quote]I never met anybody who died of SA[/quote] No one dies Of sleep apnea. You for from the long term effects of heart strain, poor oxygenation, and poor sleep....
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re: Sleep apnea treatment options - Puffoluffagus
Cpap is the standard therapy.can try a a mouthpiece as well. Surgery for sleep apnea has mixed outcomes as the types of surgery usually have to be tailored to the pt, and this is not always well done. If you have a lower AHI , surgery may be able to "cure" you, but most often people still nee...
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re: NY mom jailed, kids taken after she decides to homeschool them - Puffoluffagus
[quote]Has anybody ever met a normal homeschooled kid or one who was even remotely academically capable for college, serious question[/quote] Couple of people in my med school class were home schooled until college. Turned out just fine it would seem anyway. Ones an orthopod and the other ent. ...
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re: best medicine for sinus and congestion - Puffoluffagus
I have a case of these in my truck for the last few months. Been meaning to give them away. [img]http://shop.neilmed.com/Sinus-Rinse-Regular-Kit-image_2.png[/img]...
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re: best medicine for sinus and congestion - Puffoluffagus
For short term use : zyrtrc-D or similar +/- afrin can be useful. For.long term: Nasal saline rinses (neti pot or squeeze bottle) - as long as your using distilled water or tap water that's boiled first you don't have to worry about the ameoba. Flonase/nasacort/rhinocort - allergies Asteline...
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re: US Marshals are searching for a convicted sex offender from Virginia - Puffoluffagus
Richmond is one of the most tatted-up places, he'll blend right back in. ...
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Trump Listens to Obama-Clinton on Immigration - Puffoluffagus
Didn't see it posted here but enjoy, [link=(https://youtu.be/RXwnlsNFXIY)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Anyone put over 100K miles on their vehicle? - Puffoluffagus
280k 06 ridge line Oil pan replacement, cv axle, timing belt x2 Will keep it until it dies or when I finish residency whichever first...
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