$120 for a 15 minute psychiatrist appointment... ridiculous..

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 2/29/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my appointment today at 8 am to see my psychiatrist.
 
I'm not a morning person I will mention.  Leaving his office at 8:15 am didn't seem to justify the $120 I had just spent to talk to him.  I was hoping the appointment would go for an hour.  That would have made sense.
 
He isn't the best listener... but much better than any doctor I've spoken to. 
 
Why should my time be limited with a psychiatrist?  It's frustrating.  At least I got 8 weeks worth of Lexapro worth over $190 if I had paid for it myself.
 
So that helped my conscience a bit. 
 
My question is... are all psychiatrists this quick to rush you out the door?  The OB docs are the same way too.
 
Ugh.
 
I hate our healthcare system.
 
I received my Lucinda Bassett stuff yesterday so I'm going to watch the first DVD today.  Told my psychiatrist about that and that my dog ate 16 of my ativan/lorazepam.  hehe  The dog is fine though... he's just a little dumb ;)
 
Twiggygal~ 


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Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 2/29/2008 3:39:42 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 2/29/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

It seems to me since the big players now own all the clinics that the rs. are paid by how many patients they see per day so yes you are in and out and frequently forgotten as a person.

My clinic you have to now call and make an appointment to have your lab drawn.  EKG too, you must have an appointment for everything, no more just walking in and getting it over with.

Do you feel like a number?

Kitt


 
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yana
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   Posted 2/29/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
very true kitt,we are just a number for them.Twiggy your pdoc is also one in that number for us =)

TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 2/29/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always wanted to be a doctor (contemplating that now), but that was always an issue for me. If I were a doctor, it wouldnt be for the money at all. I just want to help people. I would never rush people out, I mean geez, they come to me for help and I send them on there way just so I can make money. NO! I dont think it should be that way. I think doctors today are in it for the money. But, I am very passionate about it. If I were a doctor, I would be a good listener and help as much as possible. Care for the patient, not the money. And to be honest, if being a doctor meant I wouldnt get paid anything, I would still do it in a heart beat... because I love to help people. I believe doctors today lack real passion for what they do.

Just my opinion!

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 2/29/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate being just a number.

How demented.

I must be number like 1,999,999,999,999 on peoples list... or that's how I'm treated. :(

I did the first session of Lucinda Bassett's "attacking anxiety" and that went pretty good... now I'm going to listen to the relaxation CD and work on the workbook.

TG~
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I'm PREGNANT! 20 weeks along!
 
 
 
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