I dont know if this is where I should be posting for help, but I have to start somewhere.
I received a collections letter in the mail, from my doctors office. I called the doctors office to see why I owed this money from sept 07 and they said the insurance company paid in sept 07 then took the money back in january of 08.
I called the insurance company, they said they finally received my medical records from my doctor in november, and showed I had a "pre-existing" something, I dont know if it is a disease or illness, but I had something "pre-existing" I said "SINCE WHEN?!?!?!?!?"
I called my doctors office back, and they told me to give me this appetite suppressent(sp) He HAD to diagnose me with something.
In 05, I started going to this doctor off and on for weight loss. At that time, he told me he was sending me to get my GLUCOSE, CHOLESTROL, AND THYROID tested. My next visit, doc said I was fine.
So, this is what I told the doctor last week, he said my results came back fine, so why diagnose me with this? He asked me to go to hospital to get my test results. I went to hospital, they said my thyroid was never tested, but everything else was fine.
I took the results to the doctors office, and said how could you diagnose me with something you never even tested me for. He went on to argue that I told him I was tested, and "I" said I was fine. Only reason I said that, is because he told me I was being tested for it. Who on earth can read the doctors prescriptions, and if he says that is what is being tested, why would I think otherwise?
Anyway, I asked him again, how can you diagnose me with this, without tests? (Hospital said you need blood work to diagnose with this hypothyroidism) He looked at me and smiled, and said, "LOOK AT YOU, YOU ARE PRETTY HUGE"
I just about hit the floor. What kind of doctor says to their patient they are HUGE? My eyes bulged, I wanted to give him a HUGE piece of my mind. I could see you are over weight, needs to lose some weight, but HUGE? Infront of two other men to top it off. I am in no way HUGE. He again told me to give me this medication PLEGINE, he had to diagnose me with something. Can he honestly diagnose me with this, just to give me a envelope of pills, that he hands out to hand fulls of people everyday that enter his office?
I told him I wanted it off my medical history, I am not worried about the $200, but this is on my medical history, and shouldnt be.
My question is, can he do this, and get away with it? If in the future I do have problems with this hypothyroid, I will have issues again, with an existing condition, and problems with insurance, and...............GEEZ, this just shouldnt be here.
This guy is such a back door doctor to begin with. There was an incident where a young girl's UTI was discussed in the waiting room of about 50 people that was only made to hold 10. Saying the "smelly and cloudy urine" My heart sunk for her.
I see him handing out these PLEGINE pills like candy to people, so I am sure I am not the only one he has done this to, and this needs to stop.
If he really thought I had this condition, why not test me for it and treat it? From what I am reading, if you have it, and it is not taken care of, the outcome could be bad. So wouldnt you think, if he thought I had it, he would have me tested, and treated? Or is it just me?