4 and a half minutes with the Medical Industry
I blew my morning this morning with a Neurologists visit in Hagerstown. I see this doctor every six months because he has me on a prescription to not have the strange blackouts I had last year (he says they are seizures, but apparently I function normally during them…I just don’t remember what I’ve done when I recognize my surroundings again.
Anyway… it takes close to an hour to drive to this Dr.’s office, five or six minutes to go over insurance information and copay stuff with the girl at the front desk, then, being shown to a little room, I wait.
Then he comes in and asks me if I’m taking my meds (yes, I say) and have I had any seizures (no, I say)…good, he says, I’ll see you in November.
My total time with the Dr. is 4.5 minutes. I don’t know how much the insurance company is paying for this, or what they are going to charge me, but my main thought is “I could have done this over the phone.”
You’d think he’d tap my knees or look in my ears or something. But he didn’t (I didn’t even get put on a scale…the girl who checked me in asked me what I weighed. I could have said anything.)
The medical world is a gaggle of thieves.
Posted on May 2, 2012, in budget, Business, crime, ethics, Health Care, News, Opinion, Word from Bill and tagged Business, Epilepsy, Epileptic seizure, Financial Services, Insurance, Neurologist, Pharmaceutical drug, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on 4 and a half minutes with the Medical Industry.