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    DRDZ, mamamedusa

    sounds similar to what my gynecologist friend told me. Her specialty practice probably helps.  I think she also can do surgery, which I imagine must up her pay.

    •  Procedures are great for making money, but... (5+ / 0-)

      As soon as you perform any type of procedure, even simple things, your insurance costs at least double, and that's being charitable.  

      A descriptive anecdote would be cerumen impaction (ear wax blocking the canal).  A family medicine doctor (or really, any idiot) can perform the 'procedure' to fix you up, but they can't, because their insurance doesn't allow them to perform any procedures.  So you get referred to an ENT...to clean out your fucking ear wax.  Shoot me in the face, please.

      I tip my hat to your friend the gynecologist.  Their malpractice rates are outrageous, because if there is a bad outcome during a birth, they are on the hook for 18 years of medical care for the child.  And they don't have to be at fault, they only need a shitty insurance company lawyer and a clueless jury.

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