I'm really mad and upset right now. 3 weeks ago my Nepherologist, Urologist and PCP have all gotten together and created a packet of 3 Dr referals to the PM doctor. I was so relieved. We all got to the point of agreeing that there is nothing any of them can do. My condition is progressive in time I will need both kidneys taken out.
So here I am unhappy that can just do a quick fix but happy on the other hand that I will see a PM doctor to help with the pain so I can still work and enjoy my family.
Heres what happened. My PCP said she would take care of the faxes and getting me the appointment with the PM. She gave me a 10 day supply of Lortab 10's. So here we have the first $20 copay for the visit and $15 copay for medication.
7 days later no appointment office staff still hadnt gotten to my name. 9 days same thing so I made an appointment for a refill plus the pain is getting bad at this time. Blockages are occuring. Day 10 doctor looked at me and asked why are you back? I told her she brought in her office manager and stated this has to be done. PM referrals get done FIRST!! Office manager apologized and said she would call me at end of business day with appointment time. Of course you all have guessed no call!!! Doctor gave me 5 days of Lortabs and 10 mg Toradol. Ok heres the second $20 copay plus $15 again.
Today is the day 5.... Its 8:30 in the morning no appointment and will be out of medication tonight. I'm close to tears. With the economy the way it is we have been hit hard. We are raising 3 teenagers and they cost money. I have sacrificed things to make sure they don't feel to much of issues. We are both still working but our hours have been cut back. Thank god we still have medical insurance.
I have to go to the doctors office when it opens in 30 minutes. My husband is saying make them write you a scrip and not charge the $20.00. My office will not call in medications or write scripts unless you are seen. (Abusers have screwed the system up for us who need the medication) But then I'll still be out $15 on script.
Then if they do get me an appointment then I will have to pay another $20 and $15 or more on scripts... I had a pain doctor but he didn't take my insurance. Heck by now I could of paid for him and be somewhat comfortable!!!!! This appointment will make number 3 in two weeks with 3 scripts!!!!!
My question is " Who do the doctors offices work for? Us or the insurance company? I pay for my insurance. I'm just so upset I can't think straight.
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension