The State and Doctor's

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Rae Harrison, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. 2A-Jay

    2A-Jay Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Epresscripts sends a renewal request to my doctor when any of my prescriptions expire. A 90 day supply of Xerelto only costs me $20 Other meds are between $7 and $12

    I am on a 4 month cycle for DR's Visits.
     
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    It is the same with me except I am on a 6 month "see the doctor" cycle. I don't take that particular prescription but do take eight other ones, and it really ticked me off when the price went up to $10 for a 90 day supply!!
     

  3. Alaska444

    Alaska444 Well-Known Member

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    My wife was recently diagnosed by an optometrist with cataracts with one that needs removal already. The Optometrist sent a consult to our Ophthalmology folks here, but Kaiser wants a consult from her primary care doctor. (Nonsense)

    I contacted her primary care doctor and she states she must see my wife before sending the consult. (More nonsense) She has an appointment on Monday. In my practice, Optometrists consulted the Ophthalmologist directly without involving a primary care doc. And if I was required to send a consult, all I would need is the Optometrist report for the referral.

    The Gestapo has landed in my old and dear profession.
     
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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    When I had my cataract surgery two years ago, the ophthalmologist would not do them until either my primary care doctor or my cardiologist said I was healthy enough for the surgery. They faxed something to my doctor who signed it and faxed it back.
     
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  5. Alaska444

    Alaska444 Well-Known Member

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    Cataract surgery is usually not a high risk procedure so just about everyone will be approved for that surgery. Just another instance of useless defensive medicine in almost all cases.

    Fortunately, there are criteria to give a certain risk to any procedure and you don't ever actually "clear" someone for surgery. You simply try to quantify the risk and then advise the patient. There is no such thing as a risk free procedure. But there were relatively few instances where you could not "approve" someone for surgery and had to first get further work done with cardiology or other specialists.
     
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  6. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Come to Tennessee! No problems here and bring your horses!
     
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