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5/22/12 1:03 P

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who wouldn't be upset??

I'd go back to the doctor and tell him what they told you-- and see if he can get it pushed through. They do have a LITTLE clout with the insurance companies...

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5/19/12 6:53 P

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DOCTOR WROTE HE WANTED ME TO HAVE A TEST RUN ON MY BLOOD WHEN THEY DID MY TEST THIS LAST TIME . THEY TOLD ME HE DIDNT EVPLAIN WHAT HE WANTED TO WELL SO THEY SAID THE INS; WOULDNT PAY FOR THIS TEST . i COULD CANCEL IT AND THEN NO COST . BUT IF I INSISTE UPON HAVING THE TEST DONE THEN THERE IS GOING TO BE A CHARGE FOR 275. DOLLARS . i AM UPSET WITH ALL OF THEM .

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5/13/12 12:49 A

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Thanks for the information, everybody, and for giving me the opportunity to vent.

The funny thing is, this podiatrist is one I chose instead of another one that I didn't like so much. My regular guy was on vacation, so I had to see this doctor, and I felt that she was smarter and I had a better rapport with her. So I was happy I switched, but I wasn't so crazy about her last week, that's for sure!

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5/12/12 3:58 P

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My issues are with my insurance company and "prior authorizations"... DAYS of phone calls, and me running out of prescription meds because they won't approve the doses my doctors have set... In my case, it's not the doctors, since most of mine are all Franciscan, and they send their faxes via email--and they all have access to online charts too!

sorry you had a run-in like that. Electromyography (making of electromyograms) has been around since 1890--that's ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO YEARS!-- and it's been called an EMG since the 1930's. Sounds to me like that podiatrist of yours needs to get with the times! LOL

I think I'd be hunting for someone else too...

Whatever you decide about that, I hope you can find the information you need. Thanks to my primary care, I see a neurologist for these issues, now, since the neuropathy I have is atypical, affecting my hands and face too-- and is not completely due to the diabetes but a neck injury as well (herniated disk...)

My podiatrist just checks for skin infection and deterioration issues, primarily... and he'll have my nails trimmed now and then... and he prescribed my diabetic shoes. LOL

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/12/12 7:58 A

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I can relate to your problem with doctors. Different situation, same problem. I spent 4 months going back and forth calling hematologists and the family doctor to get an appointment with the right script. It is horrible and time consuming and frustrating.

I am glad you managed to get it done so quickly. Good for you!

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5/11/12 9:37 P

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Yikes! I definitely don't think I'd continue seeing that podiatrist! The test is call an EMG (electromyelogram).

I'd report her to the insurance company as well.

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5/11/12 7:23 P

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at this point in time i would be calling tht doc for feet a quack and reporting her to the ama..and finding someone as you did to deal with the problem..i wouldn't have anything else to do with a doc that could not do the job they were PAID for..i have a foot doc and he is affiliated with a large teaching hospital and he gets things done and can accommodate patients the same day if necessary in several different places..and he's the greatest for sure..i have had docs that you can't see for several months but none of mine..because i will ask for a referral someplace else if i can't see the doctor
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5/11/12 6:58 P

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Okay, let me vent a little. My podiatrist wants me to get what she called a "neuromatrix" test for my feet to see if I'm getting neuropathy. I'm feeling some numbness, so I want to get that test done. I have to get it done by a specialist, an "outside vendor." My podiatrist gave me a list of names I could call.

But her list turned out to be obsolete. None of the doctors on the list knew what I meant by "neuromatrix" test or took my insurance. At last I found one who insisted that the test should be called an "EMG nerve conduction test." "Have your podiastrist fax us a script that says that," they told me. "Don't say neuromatrix." (Apparently that's the brand name of the machine that does the test.)

So I called my podiatrist's office and gave them that message. That was yesterday. As of t his morning, no fax had been sent. I called my podiatrist again. "Please send over that fax, because they won't give me an appointment until you do." Okay, it's on the way. I called the specialist again. No fax received. Called the podiatrist again. They said they sent the fax twice already.

The specialist's nurse said that they got only one fax, and it was useless. My podiastrist had insisted on using the term "neuromatrix test," even thought they specifically told her not to. What was the point of that? Vanity? Also she wrote a note, but they couldn't decipher her handwriting.

So another round of calls to both doctor's offices. I was on the phone all day. Should it be this hard just to send a fax to another doctor? I finally got it worked out by going on my insurance company's web site and finding some other specialists who took my insurance and calling them. But what an ordeal.

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