... give me anything to help with the pain. Finally after over 3yrs. of going from Dr. to Dr. amazingly enough it was right when i had gotten medicaide and that family dr wrote me up for an m.r.i.From then on the ball got rolling but of course my bills got too costly for medicaide so they dropped me and the wife and kids still have it now. I guess it just ticks me off that for people with legit problems were hardly able to get what we need but the second people go Dr.shopping for sales purposes its all gravy. GRRRR. Can anyone tell me why the system makes it so hard as long as we have proof? Yet millions of people everyday just walk in and walk out with whatever they want?
You indicated you wanted a direct answer, not an answer to start a discussion. All I can say is "the system" is messed up. Since you applied for Medicaid, it's a safe assumption you haven't any health insurance. I know the feeling. If you had a good PPO plan, you could (in most cases) go directly to a Spine surgeon without prior approval or a referral. In my case, I had good insurance and went directly to the surgeon. I cut out the middle man, so to speak. He/she has the "authority" to write scripts, order tests, and if neccassary, perform the surgey. Unfortunately, when people go from doctor to doctor because they aren't getting the help they need, the "system" makes it more difficult because they view that as doctor shopping. It's best to stick with one doctor to establish a history. Make appointments every week/day if neccassary until the doctor takes you more seriously about your pain. I was fortunate because when I shattered my spine, I had a history with one surgeon for a pre-existing back problem. At the time of my accident I had lost my medical coverage. I wish you good luck and hope you find a more compassionate doctor.
hi bamboo, welcome to the real world. where have you been hiding? when people stop thinking of doctors as some kind of higher being. or as great healers. the days of doctors making house calls and giving you a phone number where can be reached 24/7. yes my friend those were the days. but those days have come and gone. try to find a doctor office that tells you that your apt is at 1:00pm and you get there by 1:00pm and you wait 2 hrs in the waitroom watching drug manufacturers reps walk in and right into the inner sanctum. where a scribble of pen can cost u a weeks pay. and all the time you wonder is this pain medications gona stop the misery.
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