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jethro's picture

I have to start by saying I don’t dislike doctors at all, after all my father is one/. However I really detest going to see my specialist. Not that he’s not a nice bloke, and not that he hasn’t given me good care in his own way over the years. I have been seeing him now for my graves disease for 9 or 10 years, including the radioactive iodine treatment he prescribed for me a couple of years back.

PPEOX026 However, the scenario is this. I arrive at the rooms tonight at about 7:57 for an 8PM appointment. I am called into his room at 8:08. I sit down and we talk briefly about my latest blood test and how I haven’t been taking my medication (I ran out because the appointment had been postponed and I didn’t have a script). Anyway it turns out My thyroxin levels are back to normal, so the radioactive iodine has mostly worked. Most of the thyroid is dead and gone but there’s enough left to give me normal levels again. 5 minutes later I am out at the counter and paying the bill. This is the part I detest. For a 1 minute appointment of which I used 5 minutes, I am charged $120 with a $30 discount. Yes I get $40 odd back from the government, but I really detest paying effectively $1440 per hour. Really its $480 or $120 per 15 minutes.


Thanks Doc. At least I am cured (for now).


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Wife's picture

How come I had to read your

How come I had to read your blog to find out this info?!
Do you still have to go back and I guess that means you are off your meds?
You should tell your parents, they will be happy.
Am I needed to fill any scripts for a just in case?
And can we throw out those heart tabs?
From your not in the know wifey

jethro's picture

u didnt ask i didnt say i

u didnt ask
i didnt say
i forgot