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I have a cold. I took a Covid test at home and it was negative. I got my cold from our granddaughter that goes to daycare. She has had two test done and both negative T is time for my routine blood test so I thought I was doing the prudent thing and wore a mask and used sanitizer when I went into the office. My doctor has an in-house lab so I get my blood drawn at the office.
when I checked in they gave me the normal form to fill out that ask questions like have you had a fever, headache, sore throat, cough? I am honest and tell them I did a negative test yesterday but due to the COLD I have a sore throat and cough.
a few minutes later I have a woman come into the waiting room and tells me I have to leave.i am not allowed to go to the back lab or stay in the lobby. Almost pushing me out the door. I explained again it is a common cold. And I need the lab work for myap next week. Was informed I couldn’t be seen for two weeks so no I no longer have an appointment next week.
she was so abrupt and angry that I just left and started crying on my way to the car. I HAVE A COLD
 

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This isn't terribly surprising. If you are sick the Dr won't see you 🙄
Thought they'd all had the jab 🤔

Whenever they start asking me the covid questions I says yes pretty much I have all the listed symptoms. Part are side effects from my meds and part sinuses. As long as my temperature is normal they let me in. If I had covid and didn't have a fever I'd never know.
My one time having covid in 2020 I didn't have fever 🤷
 

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I have to wonder how people with allergies, sinusitis, pneumonia,bronchitis, a cold are getting the treatment they need?
They aren't. Our medical system has gone to hell in a hand basket.
I'm a transplant patient and I can't get in to see the Drs I need to see. Going to wait to see a dermatologist until I'm in Mexico. Wish I could see a kidney Dr in Mexico but my US insurance won't work that way for my meds and they are expensive
 

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Have you actually checked the prices in Mexico?

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I have to wonder how people with allergies, sinusitis, pneumonia,bronchitis, a cold are getting the treatment they need?
They aren't. I posted in another thread about hubby trying to get a strep test. Doctor and mini clinic refused to see him. The only place he could have gone was the emergency room.
 

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Have you actually checked the prices in Mexico?

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Yes. I was living there full time until I had to return to the US to get on the transplant list. Mexico does not allow non-citizens to get transplants. So even though I'm a permanent resident I couldn't get a transplant. I do not blame them at all. They'd have most of the people waiting on a transplant in the US down there and the cartels would be killing people for their organs.
Some medical is very affordable. Usually Drs visits and labs are very reasonable. I can go see the equivalent of a nurse practitioner for something routine for 30-50 pesos. Less than $3. A specialist in a fancy hospital can cost up to $30. I've had surgery in Mexico and far prefer it to surgery in the US
Some medications are very expensive in Mexico. The 2 anti rejection/immune suppressants that I was on would cost $7-800 per month to purchase in Mexico. I quit taking one of those pills and I'm now on a monthly IV medication. It's not available in Mexico at all. My copay in the US is nearly $500 a month.
I have prescription coverage that covers the rest of my medications.
 

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They aren't. I posted in another thread about hubby trying to get a strep test. Doctor and mini clinic refused to see him. The only place he could have gone was the emergency room.
That’s exactly what Fauci’s handlers and benefactors want. Force anyone who might even have a chance of having a cold, flu or Covid to go to the emergency room; the most crowded and least sanitary outlet for medical care. It’s the same reason they shut down all the small retailers, but gave the big-box stores a pass to stay open.

Remember, way back in 2021 (I’m not even sure how old I was back then), when your ability to go to any particular place was often predicated on whether or not you’d taken the shot they charged us all so much money to try to force us to take? Now that they’ve conned most of us into taking it, those who earned a slot as a more-equal are finding out that their status was only temporary, and they’re less-equals again.

If you’ve taken the fear-shot, they need you out there shedding those spike proteins amongst us untouchables for them.

I’m reverting back to my 2021 position: anyone who took the shot needs to self-quarantine for the next 2 - 768 months; we’ll let you know when it’s safe to come back out.
 

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They aren't. Our medical system has gone to hell in a hand basket.
I'm a transplant patient and I can't get in to see the Drs I need to see. Going to wait to see a dermatologist until I'm in Mexico. Wish I could see a kidney Dr in Mexico but my US insurance won't work that way for my meds and they are expensive
If you will notice, EVERYTHING that the government gets involved in goes to hell. ("The least governed are the best governed.")

The beginning of the end:
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On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare Law as part of the Social Security Act Amendments. This established both Medicare, the health insurance program for Americans over 65, and Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income Americans.
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And it has been going downhill ever since.

My now deceased father-in-law was a well-respected Family Practitioner in our mid-size town back in those days. He worked in a local hospital/clinic, but he also used to make house calls---yes, doctors used to actually drive to sick folks' houses and take care of them!!!

He eventually retired because, he said, doctors were no longer allowed to take care of their patients.
 

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The clinic and specialists are looking at the bigger picture. A provider in a family care clinic will see fifteen to twenty patients a day. If the provider gets sick and can't work, more patients are affected than the one with the unspecified illness. There are more patients with "conditions" than there are people who feel sick. The patients with conditions need regular treatment, the person who is sick usually does not.

They send patients to urgent care for symptoms. And the providers who work in clinics see the people who need long term care. It is really a form of triage. The urgent care will determine what you have, and refer you to a specialist or clear you to be seen at a clinic. The urgent care provider will wear more protective gear, and see you for just a few minutes. A provider at a family care clinic, well see you for twenty to forty minutes. It is a pain in the butt, but it insures that the largest number of patients get the care they need, with the least amount of risk to patients with preexisting conditions, and the providers.

This is the new normal, the risk to providers and their staff is higher than it has ever been. And this will likely never go back to how it was pre-covid.
 
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The last time any doctor spent more than 10 minutes with me in an office setting was when my surgeon was discussing my upcoming surgery.

The last time I saw my gp, she wanted to chat while the nurse was drawing blood. I don't know what was said, my head was spinning, my ears were ringing and my vision was fuzzy.
 
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