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Bean Bandit
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/28/2010 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Can any of you lovely people suggest a reaumotologist in or around the (:-P) phoenix area that won't cost an arm and a leg for I don't have any insurance. And one that actually cares to hear about all your problems and WANTS to help? Thanks!

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 9/28/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi! I dont have a suggestion for you on a doctor. Just wanted to say I know what its like not having insurance and then having a chronic condition such as lupus. My first visit to the rheumatologist cost 800 dollars because of the labs that are needed in the beginning. Then I had to see a cardiologist, opthamologist, family doctor, and a ent. I have doctor appointments all the time. You can get some help by applying for patient assistance for many of your meds. Also my family doctor is on a sliding scale fee and my rheumatologist will let me get my labs between visits through their office and that saves me hundreds. Check and see if there is something like that in your area. I hope all the best to you and just take it a day at a time.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/28/2010 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
arde you near a major teaching hospital? often times they will have a sliding scale fee based on income all you have to do is apply.
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/4/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried public health insurance?
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