Where Are Our Medical Practices Headed?

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We’re told time and time again, get your check ups.  Don’t forget your annual physicals.  But more and more this business that doctors run are losing their caring for humanity.  I mean come on!  Yes I realize its a business but where is the compassion.  I’ve always had issues with Florida Doctors and questioned their integrity.  I didn’t ever have issues with my medical providers in NJ, but since day one of my first visit to a Dr when I moved here to FL, nothing but question marks all around.  The very first doctor I saw was so out of tune, so uncaring, so rude, I was literally in shock, after my first visit.  Anywho the point of this little story here, is to share with you that as I called to make an appointment for my annual well woman visit, I was told that I could not make one  because I had an outstanding balance.  “Okay, for how much?” I asked.  “$90”, the receptionist said.  I don’t recall having a balance so I asked for more info.  She couldn’t give it to me! I’d have to call their collection agency, ask details, set up a payment plan, get a confirmation number and then call her back to make an appointment.  Are you freaking kidding me?  What are we, 10?  This sounds like a good idea to keep my kids in check.  Make them prove things! But for real, damn.  I mean I know there are people out there that may try to escape the due diligence of having to pay their bills; And there are some people that just can’t afford it, I get it.  But I can’t get an appointment because of $90 dollars?????  It’s not even past $100, it’s not like it’s a thousand dollars, you are refusing care for me because of 90 freaking dollars!!!!!  Ridiculous!  Our system is broken and it’s going nowhere fast.  When I have time in the next few weeks, after all of the regular stuff I have to do, I’ll call them and find out what the balance is from, pay it off and call them for an appointment to go have my annual well woman visit.  Hopefully I won’t have to wait three months for an appointment due to all the patients they try to stuff into their practices.  

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2 thoughts on “Where Are Our Medical Practices Headed?

    Dinora said:
    February 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I agree with you 100% this doctors down south are not the same. I have been sick since Dec 9th and they have not figure out what’s wrong with me. But every single doctor wants to say it stress or anxiety give me pills and send me on my way! You have no idea how stressed they HAVE MADE ME now lol it’s like I didn’t have it then but you have have gave me what you have “diagnosed” me with! This is unreal. I went to one doctor to do some test and when I checked out she said ” you Bill will be 400 bucks and you won’t get your results till you make the fulla payment” man my mouth dropped!

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      janethpaez responded:
      February 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Dinora I’m sorry you are going through this. I had a similar experience a few years ago and feel I am still wondering if I’m okay. I hope you feel better soon and if you want to chat, let me know. Take Care of yourself. xo

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