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camoman1234 last won the day on June 20 2018

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  1. "I am very sensitive to all medications and you are giving me too much thyroid (TSH 4)." This right here is the reason I am so busy in my practice. Providers do NOT listen to their patients. This is your typical cookbook medicine. If your TSH is 4 you are "normal", give me a break...I can tell you that I personally have several things medically wrong with me that Western medicine could never touch for 3 years. After I went to the right person that actually listened and did not blow me off (like the above quote) I started getting better. Normal values are very broad and the range of normal comes from a average (of a 18-70 year old range) plus these value are only normal for the people that get lab work in a primary care setting. Most these people are on average sick so that deviation is skewed for a large amount of people (like myself). I respectfully take this sentence as very frustrating and ignorant. We as primary care providers should be doing a better job than at listening and not assuming patients don't know how THEY feel and that each individual person does know their body NOT the PCP.
  2. I don't see a link between a high abusive and deadly drug (oxy) to a dog that makes someone feel good...to each their own, but these topics come into play all the time. Where I gave a example above about the morning after pill, some hospital (religious) do not do that or some providers as well. I have heard arguments that they should be mandated etc. but how is this not a "service" as well. A 15 year old can demand a EC pill and get it, why cannot a 55 year old with PTSD "demand" a service animal?
  3. So where is that line drawn? What if I turned away someone that I thought was not mentally fit to take the morning after pill? I am TRULY not stirring s**t, but trying to understand why you would deny some and right out ban something that may help ones trauma/PTSD/anxiety/agoraphobia, etc. I think a referral to psych. is the least you could do, not just ban them as you think or believe in their mental health to even discuss a service animal (and yes a ESA is providing a service to that patient). I hope we can have a open and honest discussion on this topic so we can all learn from each other. Thank you!
  4. You can have your opinion but I can see that you have not truly done your research on this cost sharing "insurance", you don't know what you don't know. I ain't here to argue with you, just tell you facts, and stories from our family and others. It works, that is just the fact.
  5. I agree about the crisis management but the irresponsibility is not all the patients fault. Like I said before, our food system is broke and making us sicker and sicker. We fix the food, we fix the people. That is not all that is wrong but is a huge factor as we eat every day, multiple times a day.
  6. You have not done your research and have "just heard things" from others that are not true. It is great coverage and I could talk your head off about our family and others that have had $20,000 (our family) to $100,000+ and it was ALL covered as described in the contract. I have had two different of faith based insurance companies and never once was told they would pray over the bill and see if it is paid. Please don't come here and spout information that you clearly have no idea about. I have had this insurance for 10 years. The thing you are missing @iconic is how often do you use your insurance? You pay $1,500/month and go to the ER once or twice and then you still have a bill from them (maybe small) but over the entire year you have paid them a total of $18,000 for 1 year of coverage. I have paid $300/month, $3,600 for a family of 5, we had to go to the ER last year and it was $1,100 (this included 3 follow ups with ortho and all the xrays, casting, supplies, etc). We did not hit our $1,500 out of pocket max so we just paid cash. So $18,000 - $3,600 = $14,400 (that I have saved by not having traditional insurance) so subtract out the ER visit and I am still way a head. We also have went to the dentist, eye doctor, primary care doctor, speech therapy, & chiropractor which has totaled ~ $2,000. So we are still $10,900 net positive. Also, you are TOLD where you have to go or who you can see or what test they can order etc (with most insurances, unless you have a PPO, but then your still told what medications are on formulary etc). Lastly, the other thing people don't understand that ER, hospitals, doctor visits have a cash price (and almost always a same day pay discount) so our ER bill was actually ~$3,000 but they cut it in half due to us not having insurance (as we tell them we don't want to use our insurance and just will pay cash as we submit all claims ourselves). If you get a discount like we did ($1,500) this amount is deducted from the out of pocket max which is very nice. @Cideous please do what you want to but you do not see me bashing your insurance (as I believe it is criminal what they do and they take you for your money and our screwing this country up by their high premiums and making people think they HAVE to have insurance). Keep your comments to yourself if you don't know what your speaking about (as in this case you have no idea how these faith based insurances work).
  7. What company are you using? Family of 5, $300/month, $300,000 max per incident, $1,500 house hold portion per incident, 90%/10% with max of $13,500 out of pocket. I ask providers and others all the time, "What are you getting from you insurance" and they say nothing, so I ask them why are they paying all that money per month? There are lots of better options, sit down, do the math on how much you would save per year and pay cash for 99% of things and have a higher deductible plan or faith based plan and save the rest in a HSA/savings account etc.
  8. I know a lot about Covid and the statistics do no lie. The majority of deaths are in very unhealthy and >65 yr olds. There have been numerous doctors saying 10 different things, look at the front line doctors, they get black listed and people call them crazy etc. Just as I am doing here, if I do not go with the main stream medical world you all are loosing your minds. How about being healthy? NOT being diabetic (type 2) or overweight or smoke/drink, etc. How about running, eating clean organic food, meditate, de-stress, take vitamins, etc. There's much more to this than what you are all saying. So you are saying that people under <50 are better off getting the vaccine than getting covid, when the death rate is 99.97%? I think natural immunity is much better than vaccine immunity. Last forever (not compared to the Covid vaccine that they still tell you to social distance, STILL wear a mask, and they have no idea how long immunity is for). How is this much better? We also have great treatments for Covid (the death rate has dropped ~85% compared to last year so people are not dying of covid as they were 6-9 months ago. How about HCQ or Ivermectin? Now double masking will save the world?
  9. Our 2 hour lecture on vaccines was a pediatrician telling us the vaccine schedule....never studies mRNA vaccines in PA school. We studied mRNA and genetics. Not sure where you went to school that studied these newer types of vaccines...???
  10. Sounds like getting Covid would have been easier and less painful for you? How do you know you are not contagious with the virus? This is something that scares me about these mRNA vaccines. Not enough research, but I guess we all have to start somewhere! I hope you are feeling better!
  11. You can set expectations all you want with patients but when they own you they own you. It is called Concierge Primary Care for a reason. I have recently spoken with a few physicians that use to own and/or work for a Concierge practice and they said it was a nightmare. Just a N = 3, but have read others say the same thing.
  12. Not a fan of DPC (concierge). They own you as they already paid you so you are at their beckon call 24/7. Lots of various reasons above that add to my point.
  13. but if we educate on why we are a better trained and legally safer (IMO) clinician then that would get gears running. I do not have any evidence on legal issues and lawsuits between NPs and PAs, I am strictly speaking of training. That also looks bad on PAs as we think we are better, blah blah blah. So basically we need a name change and a very strong support from AAPA and NCCPA to advance this profession.
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