Saturday, May 23, 2009

Finally a Light
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Finally this week after three years, I think I have coordinated my health care in all phases. I have had to have so many specialists with all my malfunctions.....Neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, and general practitioner. Often egos interfered with who would do what and then nothing would get done but this week after three years my neurologist took the big step and we are off in the right direction. I have always thought if all of my doctors would confer with each other I would come out better in the long run. I would get more testing and have a wider array of opinion as to the problem. On a three way connection this week they talked about my blood work and MRI's I had had and whether or not I had a major infection going on....My MRI's were showing spinal shirkage but my Neuro stepped in and said "NO Surgery" and got with my GP and ask to go ahead on a ultra sound to track the infection. Meanwhile my Rhuematologist was right in there tracking my blood test and monitoring Diabetic activity and Potassium levels....potassium too low and sugar too high.
Also I had my pharmacy try to charge me $444.00 for one prescription and had I paid it , it would have been gone....I refused and called my insurance and got it for $22.00....Also a $145.00 doctor bill was not billed through medicare first and denied.....Don't just step up and pay these bills because it will be your loss....and every penny is important right now.
Best of luck with your doctors and follow your heart as to what you think is right . Don't be afraid to change doctors if you don't get results.....I am very pleased with my pokie

1 comment:

Doug said...

Hi Pokie, it was a pleasure to meet you at the Unity Walk this year (and your daughter). You were fun to talk to and a big help providing info on the quilt project we intend to do for the next WPC. Let me know if I can ever do anything for you.
Doug Parbery
Parkinson's Disease Foundation

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