:grump: Several years ago I had the unpleasant opportunity of visiting a local neurologist. I took all my tests and records with me and during the visit the doctor: did not look at me even one time, did not examine me, did not look at my medical test results, spent less than 3 minutes with me and told me to see a neurosurgeon because "you must have surgery". For this service he charged me like 350.00! My insurance paid 315.00 and I refused to pay the rest. I wrote a letter explaining why I would not pay and told them I would see them in court if they passed my bill onto a collections place. And there it stayed for about 5 years. Now my local doctor wants me to go back to this AH and have a nerve conduction study done on both of my arms. I called AH's office to make an appointment and was told that I would have to pay 500.00 up front for the test (though my insurance would pay 100 %) and then I would have to get reimbursed from my insurance company because I had filed BK on my previous bill! There is no other neurologist within 150 miles so my choices seemed limited or I would never have even called his office. Needless to say I was bouncing off the walls (did not file BK) and gave the very rude office manager quite a ripping. Now I am wishing I had told my insurance carrier not to pay the bill either! And....I will be making an appointment for the test to be done in Missoula inspite of the gas costs etc. A very irritating experience...I am learning to dislike those doctors more each day! Just ranting and thanks for letting me!