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Anyone else having problems with your doctors? Im wasting my money on driving to doctors and not getting treatment or many answers. Was misdiagnosed changed doctor and still getting referred to yet another doctor. At least I would like to get a pill for goodness sakes.
Thinking it because i have Medicaid Medicare and its some scheming to get more money from government and me.
Don't feel good, driving 1.5 one way and very frustrated.
This started before covid and has gotten just plain stupid being sent to different county and even out of state with a pandemic going on.
 

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I have not had that problem, but I am thorough about understanding my concerns and the issues facing the folks that I have been caregiver for.

Do you know and understand your health situation? Are you looking for a magic solution where none exists?
 

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I have heard a LOT of people on Medicare complaining that they are sent from doctor to doctor, no help, just sent to another doctor. What you're experiencing is nothing new, just same-o same-o.

A note: recently I had an eye exam, at my primary doctor's request. It is apparently one of those things you should do yearly. One of the questions on my pre-exam paperwork was, what was the reason for my visit. I wrote, in ink, that my primary doctor wanted me to have the old people's eye exam.

After the visit, I see that the eye doc's office has entered the reason for the visit as "blurred vision". Just kinda priming the pump, doncha think?

Mon...still reading 12 point Helvetica!
 
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Obamacare changed medical service and Is the reason for it. There's is not one medical doctor left anywhere near here. They all went to work for hospitals due to the cost required under Obamacare to update and equip their offices. They now have to obey rules of the hospital.
 

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It took my daughter 16 years, at least a dozen incorrect diagnoses, and probably three to four dozen doctors to be correctly diagnosed. Doctor Google and the two of us figured out the correct diagnosis and were finally able to find a doctor about six months later that felt able to confirm or deny (the rest just shrugged and implied or flat out stated it was more than they wanted to deal with).

She wasn't on Medicare/Medicaid. Unless you have something obvious or common going on, most doctors seem to be uninterested or unable to help. If you are able to research on your own and at least get in the general vicinity of an idea of what you are dealing with (and ignore the doctors that then punch you in the face for looking at the internet), you might get lucky and find someone that can take that and run with it, or point you in a better direction. We've found that's the best you can hope for unless you get really lucky and find a doctor who actually cares or is somewhat intellectually curious.

In my experience, it's not a recent development (we've been dealing with this for about 25 years), but it definitely has gotten much, much worse lately. A lot of doctors do seem to be there solely for the paycheck and seem unwilling to do even a smidgen of extra research for patients anymore. It's pretty ugly.

I hope you find someone that can help. I know how frustrating it is.
 

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Obamacare changed medical service and Is the reason for it. There's is not one medical doctor left anywhere near here. They all went to work for hospitals due to the cost required under Obamacare to update and equip their offices. They now have to obey rules of the hospital.
No changes here because of Obmacare. Many more people are covered with Obmacare. DT tried to change that and cut a lot of poor folks off medical care. Didn't work congress prevented him from doing that. I have a lot of friends that get the same medical care as i get with my insurance and other coverage. I voted fo DT. However i sure happy he lost to Biten. In a couple months things in the U,.S. will start to get back to normal. Biten is picking a lot of good men to run the U.S. government. Happy days ate just around the corner as soon as the Virus is taken care of. Which may take a couple years.
 

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Poor people can't afford Obama Cares deductible and out of pocket costs. The only winners in Obama Care was the insurance companies.
 

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My insurance I pay for. 100 percent personally pay for. It’s is now a bit over 3 times what I paid before Obama care. My deductible is several thousand instead of a couple hundred. Very similar coverage. I do understand the problem of insurance being denied to some because of existing health issues. But in my case its a high monthly drain on my wallet for the same basic care I had. Nothing to be happy about. I do not need anymore so called normal government from Obama’s leftover flunkies such as Biden. Biden’s current stated plans about covid is going to probably increase the financial hardships and ability for many to get a pay check. Unless your a corporation needing more free money from the government I do not see a upside to the incoming politics. I suspect an increase in cost of living for the average person and I sure do not need anymore of Biden’s and his people messing in the cost of my medical care. Many medical business are having record breaking profits. Not to mention the run around and poor service commonly seen and mentioned by several in post above. Happy days, lol.
 

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Obamacare changed medical service and Is the reason for it. There's is not one medical doctor left anywhere near here. They all went to work for hospitals due to the cost required under Obamacare to update and equip their offices. They now have to obey rules of the hospital.
I warned my doctor about that before it was passed. He remembered it on my next visit and told me I was correct. He and only one other private practice remain in two counties. " They" tried to get him to merge his office to the hospital... He will reply in the next hour if I call...
 

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I warned my doctor about that before it was passed. He remembered it on my next visit and told me I was correct. He and only one other private practice remain in two counties. " They" tried to get him to merge his office to the hospital... He will reply in the next hour if I call...

You're very lucky. Our county hospital used to be a good facility and had 4 excellent surgeons and our town had 5 doctors in private practice. You can still get things like bloodwork and x-rays done there but the surgeons all retired and all they have now are rent-a-surgeons that travel here to work 3 or 4 days a week. It is little more than a first aid station and 99% of people really needing good healthcare go 10 miles east to a large hospital. Government controls healthcare more than ever before. Small hospitals like ours in this area were deemed to be kept as COVID free hospitals and you are not allowed in if you have symptoms of the virus. If they test you and find you have the virus after you come in for some other reason, they are required to transfer you to the big hospital 10 miles away even if you have no symptoms. In return, the big hospital is supposed to transfer a non COVID patient to our small hospital. Of course that arrangement helps the big hospital because they get guaranteed payment for COVID treatment from government while our small hospital gets a patient recovering from surgery or something else who often only had Medicare, Medicaid, or no insurance at all. Great deal.
 

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My mother in law got messed over very badly by doctors early this year. She fell and broke her arm. At the er they took a blood sample which revealed severe stage 4 kidney disease. But they forced a frail old woman with a painful broken arm to undergo a mammogram. She died from kidney failure caused by cancer before she got her mammogram results, no cancer of course. Trying to get any of her doctors to look at her blood work showing kidney disease was a nightmare. They even fought her and her sons when they said they were going to take her home.

About 15 years ago my daughter went through a slew of doctors trying to find out why she had bad side pains. The 5th doctor finally discovered that she had a non functioning gall bladder.

In recent years my daughter has been to several doctors and specialists, the latest for an enlarged lymph node. Now the 2 involved specialists keep referring her to each other for treatment. They won't contact each other and she has to be the go between, often without the information the other needs to have.

It's not just you and not just your insurance. Insurance companies now dictate treatment and which doctor can perform which types of services. Good doctors go to big hospitals in large cities. Not as good doctors stay in rural areas with little competition.
 

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I have to call repeatedly for a normal doctor appointment. The specialist I was referred to never called me. I called his office and they won't get me an appointment because he "hasn't reviewed my referral". That was in early October....still waiting for an appointment. The dentist I called for an appointment was supposed to call back, but never did. Trying to get any kind of medical care has been awful. It gets really irritating.
 

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My mother in law got messed over very badly by doctors early this year. She fell and broke her arm. At the er they took a blood sample which revealed severe stage 4 kidney disease. But they forced a frail old woman with a painful broken arm to undergo a mammogram. She died from kidney failure caused by cancer before she got her mammogram results, no cancer of course. Trying to get any of her doctors to look at her blood work showing kidney disease was a nightmare. They even fought her and her sons when they said they were going to take her home.

About 15 years ago my daughter went through a slew of doctors trying to find out why she had bad side pains. The 5th doctor finally discovered that she had a non functioning gall bladder.

In recent years my daughter has been to several doctors and specialists, the latest for an enlarged lymph node. Now the 2 involved specialists keep referring her to each other for treatment. They won't contact each other and she has to be the go between, often without the information the other needs to have.

It's not just you and not just your insurance. Insurance companies now dictate treatment and which doctor can perform which types of services. Good doctors go to big hospitals in large cities. Not as good doctors stay in rural areas with little competition.

All a result of more government involvement in healthcare. It is not political at all because it is just the way all governments worldwide work. More control means more regulations and more regulations gums up the process. Look at anything government runs and without failure it is a mess. Wasn't Mustang Ranch the name of that Brothel out west government seized over tax issues some years ago? They tried to run it but it closed because it was losing too much money. There are poorly educated men making big bucks in the cities pimping and government had the advantage of also selling whiskey at the Ranch but they still couldn't pull it off.
 

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All a result of more government involvement in healthcare. It is not political at all because it is just the way all governments worldwide work. More control means more regulations and more regulations gums up the process. Look at anything government runs and without failure it is a mess. Wasn't Mustang Ranch the name of that Brothel out west government seized over tax issues some years ago? They tried to run it but it closed because it was losing too much money. There are poorly educated men making big bucks in the cities pimping and government had the advantage of also selling whiskey at the Ranch but they still couldn't pull it off.
To ensure that crime dos not pay, we should let the govt start organizing it.

Obummercare reduced competition, forced smaller, more personal providers out of business and increased costs. REALLY stupid system unless you're one of the Buddy Capitalist beneficiaries. We're all worse off for it.
 

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Obamacare changed medical service and Is the reason for it. There's is not one medical doctor left anywhere near here. They all went to work for hospitals due to the cost required under Obamacare to update and equip their offices. They now have to obey rules of the hospital.
^ This. And the hospitals put doctors on "assembly line" plans. Long ago they assigned doctors a quota of patients to see every day.

Now it's worse: they push their patients onto physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners.

I have had doctors (specialists) schedule me appointments, and the day before my appointment I get a call, "Um, the doctor has a conflict at your appointment time tomorrow. Would you like to see a physicians' assistant or reschedule?"

I've started saying, "Just cancel my appointment."
 

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Had a heart attack a little over a year ago. Surgeon and his team did a great job and I'm thankful. About three weeks ago I got a telephone call from their office asking how I was doing, everything okay? No problems. The I got a bill in the mail from them for $285 for a telephone consult. No, not paying it.
 

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Had a heart attack a little over a year ago. Surgeon and his team did a great job and I'm thankful. About three weeks ago I got a telephone call from their office asking how I was doing, everything okay? No problems. The I got a bill in the mail from them for $285 for a telephone consult. No, not paying it.
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No changes here because of Obmacare. Many more people are covered with Obmacare. DT tried to change that and cut a lot of poor folks off medical care. Didn't work congress prevented him from doing that. I have a lot of friends that get the same medical care as i get with my insurance and other coverage. I voted fo DT. However i sure happy he lost to Biten. In a couple months things in the U,.S. will start to get back to normal. Biten is picking a lot of good men to run the U.S. government. Happy days ate just around the corner as soon as the Virus is taken care of. Which may take a couple years.
I assume this is sarcasm and satire.
 

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Geez. I don’t go to the doctor often, but getting older I usually have a checkup every year or two now. I did have surgery last February on a throat restriction. I have a primary care physician who I was impressed with his thoroughness at my first appointment. He asked a million questions and spent a ton of time with me.
When my throat issue came up about a year later, I was referred by my primary dr. to a specialist in the same network, but had to drive up to LaCross about 1 1/2 hours away. He nailed the problem right away and surgery was scheduled, and it went fine.
I’m just grateful after reading some of your nightmares.
 
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