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schwartzy
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Baton Rouge
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I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
I went to the dermatologist for the first time to get my acne (shoulder and back, thankfully not face) looked at because it's been persistent for many months and resistant to OTC creams and medicines, changes in shampoos, etc. I was told all week that the doctor is looking forward to your visit and that her time is precious, and if I didn't notify of a cancellation within 24 hrs I'd be charged a fee of $50. I'm brought back to a room and wanted to confirm the doctor would see me, but instead the bubbly assistant told me "No, the NP will but she's really great!" The NP barely looked at my acne and wrote me scripts that costed $250. She didn't even stay for 7 minutes and would have left sooner if I didn't ask as many questions as I did. I asked for the dermatologist, even if it was just for 5 minutes because I trust her diagnosis more than someone who didn't specialize. I was billed $150 to see the damn NP and was told by cvs the scripts aren't covered by my health insurance, which I pay too much for. It prob cost them $30 bucks to make the damn antibiotics and they charge me $200.

Screw the healthcare system and the people scamming in it. I fully expected the doctor saw everyone as well because it took months to even get the appointment. Rant over but this is BS


DustyDinkleman
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
Moral of the story...stop eating greasy foods.


Kafka
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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schwartzy
stop trying to jew the system


ellishughtiger
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
You have Folliculitis I bet


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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
I see nothing about PA's in this.


schwartzy
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2014
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
If I go the doctor, I want the doctor to see me not the PA (or NP)
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schwartzy
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
I actually upvoted your post
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stop trying to jew the system


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OysterPoBoy
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
It's acne. I'm sure they've seen it a thousand times.


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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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If I go the doctor, I want the doctor to see me not the PA


Seems to me like you've just got a shitty doctor then. Since he's the one telling the PA to see you and not him.

And my god, it's not like they've never seen and dealt with acne before at the fricking dermatologist.
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tigeraddict
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
was this in Baton Rouge? The NP at the dermatologist my wife goes does just fine. And really, what is there to look at you have Acne, they know how to treat it. most dermatologist items are cosmetic, so the treatments are not covered by ins.



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225bred
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
That is very frustrating. As someone that works in healthcare, I can't say I've ever heard or experienced that.

Are you in BR? Dermatology clinic is top notch


McLemore
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Moral of the story...stop eating greasy foods.


It's much more likely a fungal overgrowth fed by sugar.


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Duckhammer_77
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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If I go the doctor, I want the doctor to see me not the PA (or NP)


Have some docs for clients, they tell me that you never want to see them bc it means there's something "concerning" or over the head of the NP or PA.


Puffoluffagus
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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If I go the doctor, I want the doctor to see me not the PA (or NP)


Welcome to your future health care model. As more people have access to health care (free/subsidized insurance) and you have the same number of doctors, expect there to be more mid level providers to triage/see the "easy" pts, regardless of what type of insurance you have.


SlapahoeTribe
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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Are you in BR? Dermatology clinic is top notch
This.

My Dr works there and he's top notch. Always see him every time I've gone.


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thermal9221
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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Costed


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Itismemc
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
frick you,

PA


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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Have some docs for clients, they tell me that you never want to see them bc it means there's something "concerning" or over the head of the NP or PA.


And this.


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Hopeful Doc
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re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
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The NP barely looked at my acne and wrote me scripts that costed $250. She didn't even stay for 7 minutes and would have left sooner if I didn't ask as many questions as I did



Devil's advocate: how long should a healthcare provider stay in the room once they have convinced themselves of the diagnosis, discussed it with you, and answered all your questions?



It is not fun to expect one thing and get another, for sure. I do not like that concept very much.


schwartzy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2014
5932 posts

re: I hate our healthcare system and PAs/NPs
Not in BR. I never go to the doctor and the one time I do I didn't actually see a doctor
This post was edited on 8/10 at 6:58 pm


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