Well, my 2 cents for what its worth, lol. It was the HMO's that made the change in the medical field as to what it is today far as I am concerned. They took alot of a drs rights to practice medicine away from him, the way he was taught in school no less. Then they in essence bribed the drs to play the game their way until they caught and many were sued, reprimanded, the whole nine yards. If memory serves me correct one of the major companies was busted for giving large bonus', expensive vacations things of that nature at the end of the year if the drs kept his billing expenses below a certain dollar figure per year. That meant not doing labs, xrays, procedures on patients even tho they needed it.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.