Sounds questionable to me. If a Dr cant set up alternative payment options then look into their history. I would get another pain Dr. It is a Drs right to accept payment how they see fit but cash only sounds like a fly by nighter to me. Health insurance seems to be something all Drs would accept at least one or another health insurance company or another. I hope you live in big enough a city where you have more options. Travel time may be more but it will be worht it to find a Dr that will treat your illness not one that just wants to see how much they can get from you. Hope you feel better. B
I thought cash was a good as gold in this country... even better. What's the difference? So many suspicious, cynical people in this world, I hate it! I can't afford $1,200 per month for insurance, but I can afford $100 for a visit. Does that make me somehow put on a watch list? If so, go for it!
Sounds iffy to me. Trying not to be cynical but check out his references somehow or check with Medical Board to confirm he does have a current license to practice. His license may be suspended or revoked and accepting cash keeps him under the radar. I would definitely check this one out. Cash only??? hmmmm...
All Dr's should be willing to accept self-pay patients, and might even work out a reduced rate (ie: the medicare allowable), but if this Dr is not contracted with any insurance companies, that does seem a little odd. Make sure that he's not running a "pill mill". You want the best care for whatever you are seeing him for. I agree with the others that you have every right and reason to investigate this Dr, even check him out online- his credentials and patient reviews. And if you can get referrences from friends or family, even better. Best of luck.
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