Well, Maria Teresa,
The doctors facilities in my experience have been nothing short of fantastic. Not so good with the insurance companies. And that is stated even though I am blessed with excellent benefits. I am covered 100% in network, and 75% out of network to a maximum of 3,000.00. Other than that just co-pays. My meds aren't that easy though all I am complaining about
is the ED meds. My company is a little screwy with those drugs. That stated, my advice to you is don't take your first answers from the insurance companies as rule. You will likely have to get on the phone with them several times as I have had to. I was told by my new insurance provider that my oncologist was off network even though I could clearly see him on their web site. After about
six calls by my oncologists office and one by me, they finally said that my visits to him will be on network. But the first answers tend to protect them not me. So put up your dukes! Stay on them and you will likely fare well.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.