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  •  you need a new doctor (5+ / 0-)

    1. Under no circumstance should you be billed for an office visit when you didn't come to the office. I can schedule phone or email consults with my doctor, they aren't free but they aren't billed the same as in-person office visits. Also, I get one "free" follow-up question via phone or email for each office visit or lab test.

    2. I second cynndara's comment: if you're taking something that doesn't require routine monitoring you should be able to get a 90-day prescription with 3 refills. I'm on such a drug and I see the doctor once per year. Every three months is ridiculous - and a ripoff.

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    by Joe Bob on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:16:10 PM PDT

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    •  I understand that I need a new doctor. (0+ / 0-)

      But at this moment, he's one of the few around in my area. I have a shitty car that I hate to drive. I've already gone through one doc in the area because I didn't pay the copay right away, so he dumped me.

      I don't particularly care for this one, but I live in a rural area.

      Previous doctors used to write at least 6 months refills. Or even a year. He insists on one month at a time, and a visit every 3.

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      by second gen on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 05:32:42 PM PDT

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