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Old 05-19-2019, 08:09 AM
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My 17 YO had an ingrown toenail removed .
I paid what insurance didnít cover. Now I have bills showing up for lab services for biopsy testing ! Itís a freaking toenail!
Who sends an ingrown toenail in for biopsy ?
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My 17 YO had an ingrown toenail removed .
I paid what insurance didnít cover. Now I have bills showing up for lab services for biopsy testing ! Itís a freaking toenail!
Who sends an ingrown toenail in for biopsy ?
Probably standard of car now after a doctor got sued for not doing it and cancer was there.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:23 AM
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So what was the bill for the lab work?
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:21 AM
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Standard practice, prevents doc from getting sued if the body part removed, as small as it was we're to have shown any trace of cancer.
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My 17 YO had an ingrown toenail removed .
I paid what insurance didnít cover. Now I have bills showing up for lab services for biopsy testing ! Itís a freaking toenail!
Who sends an ingrown toenail in for biopsy ?
Thank the lawsuit industry and the politicians that enable and support them.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:05 PM
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you would think they would recommend to do it, but you could sign a paper to refuse to do it
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:20 PM
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Lab work ,
I would have refused this if I saw it . Wife took him in
and would not refuse any testing .Even if itís only for people who have walked on Mars.
Wallet Up!
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Originally Posted by drowning shrimp View Post
My 17 YO had an ingrown toenail removed .
I paid what insurance didnít cover. Now I have bills showing up for lab services for biopsy testing ! Itís a freaking toenail!
Who sends an ingrown toenail in for biopsy ?
Ask Bob Marley's Dr...
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Originally Posted by drowning shrimp View Post
Lab work ,
I would have refused this if I saw it . Wife took him in
and would not refuse any testing .Even if it’s only for people who have walked on Mars.
Wallet Up!
Works both ways. If you refuse to accept a specimen being sent to the labs, the physician has all the rights in the world to refuse treatment.
No legitimate physician would allow a patient to dictate or refuse labs or pathology to be done on specimens.
"All specimens go to the lab." Don't like it, don't go to the physician.
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Adequate, competent, affordable healthcare is a huge, maybe the biggest, problem in America today. It's a disgrace for an advanced country with our wealth that we have to fight for affordable healthcare.
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There are certainly much better options available and yet every one here calls it socialism. No sympathy!
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Haha, every ingrown toenail I've ever had I dug out myself. Should have told your son to man up and save the money.
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Adequate, competent, affordable healthcare is a huge, maybe the biggest, problem in America today. It's a disgrace for an advanced country with our wealth that we have to fight for affordable healthcare.
Agreed. I think I know where/when it went completely sideways but don't want to bring politics into this thread. Give me your honest take, I will engage with you in open/honest debate if you are willing as long as it's not pushing a n agenda.
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Originally Posted by Mark Y View Post
Ask Bob Marley's Dr...
I had never heard of this. I remembered it was cancer, just didn't know the
​​​​​type. A black streak in the nail.
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Adequate, competent, affordable healthcare is a huge, maybe the biggest, problem in America today. It's a disgrace for an advanced country with our wealth that we have to fight for affordable healthcare.

They have the free stuff in many parts of Europe. It is sh!t healthcare. No ifs ands or what's about it.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:08 PM
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They have the free stuff in many parts of Europe. It is sh!t healthcare. No ifs ands or what's about it.
Can we assume you've actually been there and used it?
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Originally Posted by KBH View Post
Can we assume you've actually been there and used it?
Take about a year to get a CAT Scan in Russia. Think about your cancer survival chances with that kind of free health care.
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Originally Posted by Bernie1951 View Post
Adequate, competent, affordable healthcare is a huge, maybe the biggest, problem in America today. It's a disgrace for an advanced country with our wealth that we have to fight for affordable healthcare.
Thread hijack!!!

Find something. Anything medical that has a fee or a charge. An inflamed toenail perhaps.....
Then moan and wail the USA is a disgrace. "There outta be a law" "In Europe they........" "I'm not paying....HARUMPH!!!!!"

THT at it's very best!!!!!!

Only thing better is a pot thread!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Mark Y View Post
Ask Bob Marley's Dr...
Back on topic:
re. Bob Marley
Acral melanomas, the rare type of skin cancer that caused musician Bob Marley's death, are genetically distinct from other types of skin cancer. Acral melanomamost often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, nail-beds and other hairless parts of the skin.
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Can we assume you've actually been there and used it?

You obviously haven't. I work with folks on international assignments and here all about it. They keep telling me careful what you wish for. We have plenty Canadians as well. The stories I here make me think there is a reason it costs as much as it does.

We bitch about the cost their complaints are the standard of care and time it takes to get services. Would you rather be treated or medicated?
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