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Old July 22nd, 2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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75 bux to see see the Dr. have them tell me what i already know.. and prescribe me an anti biotic.. I have a bad sinus infection and in order to get the meds to kick its ass i have to see a Dr.. I have no insur so im out 75 bux.. F that ! Double dose of Nyquil for me tonight..

hey Greasemonkey can Dr. kate hook me up with a Prescription ??
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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a few options for you....

toughen up
buy over the counter to help you feel better infection will only last a short time anyway
get a job with benefits
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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i gots a job with benefits and i still refuse to go lol
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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My dad had passed out at an airport terminal in PA and busted his head up. He got admitted at some hospital in PA. I spoke with the doctor and he gave me all the symptoms. Said my dad is curently on several antibiotics to get his fever down. I basically got told he has a fever they can't seem to control. I happen to be watching something several days prior to my dad falling ill about meningitis. I asked perhaps my dad has meningitis. Doctor told me it was doubtful and rare. Only way was to find out is to do a spinal tap he told me. Well my dad was couped up for 3 days in this hospital and not getting better. So my stubborn old dad checked himself out against the doctors wishes and flew back to Michigan sick as a dog. After 2 weeks of eating aspirins like candy he finally checked himself into Beaumont and got diagnosed with meningitis!!!!

Remember several years ago during the first media frenzy outbreak of meningitis? Well this happened to my dad about 6months before all that media crap.
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Insurance companies have us by our short hairs. Been without insurance for 4 months. Notified my doctor that i have joined the self employed non-insured club. The office cut a good cash deal. $30 office visits vs $45. $4 meds vs $13. Fast forward today. AIG primary with the addition of 2 Ginsu policies to cover the $5000 p/yr deductable.So now $45 office co-pay, $15 meds.Huh? The only solice is that the "what if" factor is gone.
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I hate doctors and nurses. Well, most of them. And don't even get me started on my dentist. I would have been better off pulling my own damn wisdom teeth.

The only doctor I like is Doctor O'Neil. He got me hooked on codeine as a small child, and has taken damn good care of me since.

It's all the nurses that think they're doctors and doctors that think they're god that keep me away from hospitals.
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Cry me a river. Those doctors spent more time in college than most of us will spend in one job learning to keep your stupid ass alive. Are they not entitled to charge you for their time and expertise? Holy shit this world is full of entitled people.
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Cry me a river. Those doctors spent more time in college than most of us will spend in one job learning to keep your stupid ass alive. Are they not entitled to charge you for their time and expertise? Holy shit this world is full of entitled people.
Doctors are entitled. Doctors are rich. Doctors are in bed with the insurance companies. Sometimes the insurance companies donkey punch the doctors.
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Should have went to the Vet, it would have been cheaper
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:09 PM   #10
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Cry me a river. Those doctors spent more time in college than most of us will spend in one job learning to keep your stupid ass alive. Are they not entitled to charge you for their time and expertise? Holy shit this world is full of entitled people.
hold on bro...that was their choice to do that...I hope you are not implying that doctors are smarter people because they are not, but I'm sure the doctor bitches everytime he takes his car into get fixed and it costs him an hours labor just to diagnos the problem
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 12:27 AM   #11
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I hate doctors and nurses. Well, most of them. And don't even get me started on my dentist. I would have been better off pulling my own damn wisdom teeth.
Don't you know we do that on purpose just to give people something to bitch about?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:10 AM   #12
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75 bux to see see the Dr. have them tell me what i already know.. and prescribe me an anti biotic.. I have a bad sinus infection and in order to get the meds to kick its ass i have to see a Dr.. I have no insur so im out 75 bux.. F that ! Double dose of Nyquil for me tonight..

hey Greasemonkey can Dr. kate hook me up with a Prescription ??
Sorry, but I can't help you with the antibiotic thing...but I can say that most colds/infections are self contained, if it gets a whole lot worse or if it isnt better in 10-14 days then fork over the $$. Sinus infections can lead to a MUCH bigger problem that could cost you thousands. if you go to walmart or CVS with your prescription then you should be able to get it for like $5, the office visit would be the most expensive.








And as an fyi for the rest of you...most doctors hate insurance companies. they are a pain in the ass to deal with, and because of insurance companies doctors are forced to alter their treatments for patients so that the insurance companies will cover it. It used to be that you did whatever is necessary right off the bat to treat, now you have to double, triple check with insurance companies to see what they will cover...doctors dont want to leave the patient stuck with some huge bill because they did and MRI when it wasn't covered...especially of they could have diagnosed the problem with something cheaper that was covered.

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:48 AM   #13
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Sorry, but I can't help you with the antibiotic thing...but I can say that most colds/infections are self contained, if it gets a whole lot worse or if it isnt better in 10-14 days then fork over the $$. Sinus infections can lead to a MUCH bigger problem that could cost you thousands. if you go to walmart or CVS with your prescription then you should be able to get it for like $5, the office visit would be the most expensive.








And as an fyi for the rest of you...most doctors hate insurance companies. they are a pain in the ass to deal with, and because of insurance companies doctors are forced to alter their treatments for patients so that the insurance companies will cover it. It used to be that you did whatever is necessary right off the bat to treat, now you have to double, triple check with insurance companies to see what they will cover...doctors dont want to leave the patient stuck with some huge bill because they did and MRI when it wasn't covered...especially of they could have diagnosed the problem with something cheaper that was covered.

that part is true...but boy do they love charging them up the ass for it though...I know several doctors and they all enjoy getting those inflated checks even with the hassle it takes to get them...so blow smoke somewhere else
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:19 AM   #14
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you are sick in the middle of july. without doctors, you would've already been removed from the gene pool.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:58 AM   #15
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you wanna talk ripoff, I am paying $800 for teeth root scraping. 2 sessions 40 min each to the tune of $397 each. that's over $400 a fucking hour. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bitched the blue streak about that. and this was the cheapest I could find, most places wanted $1,500 to over $2,000 for this shit.
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My wife hates her job but at the same time she works for Blue Cross she's been there 13 years now and makes damn good money.Are insurance is free and we pay 10$ for office visits and up to 10$ for meds.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:34 AM   #17
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wtf is "teeth root scraping"

never heard of it and I have had alot of dental work
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Next time you don't feel well, go see a mechanic.... I hold Doctors in high regard, they do something of value that I cannot do ( save my life, etc). The Doctor that replaced my hip was an egotistical maniac, a real dick.... but I do not have any more pain ( 5 yrs of agony before).
Oh and by the way, the malpractice insurance premimums kick their ass.
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Next time you don't feel well, go see a mechanic.... I hold Doctors in high regard, they do something of value that I cannot do ( save my life, etc). The Doctor that replaced my hip was an egotistical maniac, a real dick.... but I do not have any more pain ( 5 yrs of agony before).
Oh and by the way, the malpractice insurance premimums kick their ass.
A doctor goes to a repair shop to get his car worked on as hes sitting in the waiting room one of the mechanics says hey doc look we do the same thing i open engines up just like you and fix the valves and repair the inside, so dont you think we should get paid the same. the doctor laughs and say yeah but know try it with the vehicle running.
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Cry me a river. Those doctors spent more time in college than most of us will spend in one job learning to keep your stupid ass alive. Are they not entitled to charge you for their time and expertise? Holy shit this world is full of entitled people.



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