News Library Technology Giải Trí Portals Tin Sốt Home

Go Back   VietBF > Other News|Tin Khác > School | Kiến thức

Số bài trả lời (Reply's) : 1042   -   Số người đă xem (Viewers) : 34611
 
Thread Tools
 
Old  English Healthcare stories
Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif
Views:	0
Size:	2.67 MB
ID:	1466254  
(Regrettably, our local university is the main reason that county STD rates are the second-highest in the state (the highest-ranking county is home to a naval base). Outbreaks are common and rather a grim joke with local healthcare providers. The county has purchased a new emergency radio system and one of their officers has arrived to train our staff on how to use the equipment.)

Instructor: “The great thing about this system is that it is linked to over two hundred towers, state-wide. This means that if you need to, you can communicate not only throughout the county, but with other jurisdictions as well. For example; let’s say you have to set up some kind of emergency clinic at the University for… I don’t know, what’s an epidemic that the students might experience there?”

Me: *without thinking* “Probably chlamydia.”

(My boss shushed me, but our director of nursing almost fell off her chair from laughing so hard.)


florida80
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
florida80's Avatar
Release: 10-09-2019
Reputation: 106000


Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Last Update: None Rating: None
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif
Views:	0
Size:	2.67 MB
ID:	1466254  
florida80_is_offline
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82 florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Old 10-30-2019   #521
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

That’s One Ticked Off Dog

Illinois, Non-Dialogue, USA, Vet | Healthy | December 5, 2017


I was working the other day when a client called in frantically about her dog having a tick on it’s leg. I asked the doctor if we had time to fit her in and he agreed to see the dog.

The client arrives on time and we get her and her dog into an examination room. I happen to overhear her telling the vet that she had tried burning the tick off, tweezing it, and pulling it off.

The doctor looked at it for a few moments, looked up, and said, “Ma’am, this is a mole.”
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2019   #522
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Not Insured Against Bad Attitudes

Medical Office, USA, Virginia | Healthy | December 4, 2017


(I am currently working front desk at a private practice doctor’s office. I answer phones, schedule patients, do referrals, etc. This exchange occurs over the phone.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Doctor]’s office. My name is [My Name]. How may I help you?”

Patient: *with a snarky attitude* ”My name is [Patient] and I need to know if my medication has been approved by my insurance.”

(Sometimes certain medications need a prior authorization in order for the pharmacy to dispense the med. I tell the woman no problem and get her info so I can pull up her chart.)

Me: “Okay, ma’am, it looks like it’s still being processed right now.”

Patient: *with even nastier attitude* “This is ridiculous. I need my medication.”

(I then look to see what medication she is talking about and it turns out it’s Zantac. This is an over-the-counter medicine that you can buy at any grocery or drug store.)

Me: “I’m sorry about that, ma’am, but PAs can take anywhere from one to six weeks. Sometimes medications that can be purchased over-the-counter take longer.”

Patient: *yelling* “I KNOW IT’S OVER THE COUNTER BUT I WILL NOT SPEND MONEY WHEN I CAN GET MY INSURANCE TO PAY FOR IT! I NEED MY MEDICATION NOW AND YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.”

(I then forwarded the call to the doctor’s nurse who informed her that she would get to it as soon as possible, but since the patient’s medication was available over-the-counter, she has to work on the others that aren’t. She also gave her a list of stores and other medications that will help her problem if she needs it immediately. Seriously, just go to the store and get some.)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2019   #523
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

When Your Biggest Headache Is The Doctor

Hospital, Ohio, USA | Healthy | December 4, 2017


(I have chronic, crippling migraines. Sometimes I have to go the ER for a shot. On one such visit, the doctor came in, saw me in my floppy hat and sunglasses, and says

Doctor: “Don’t you think that’s a little ridiculous?”

(The migraine has my brain muddled. All I can say is

Me: “What?”

(He went into a rather long rant about the dark room, my hat, and my sunglasses. Then he left the room.)

Me: *to my husband* “What just happened?”

Husband: “I don’t know. He’s doing something at the desk now.”

(The doctor returned after about twenty minutes.)

Doctor: “I just checked your record. You’ve been here seventeen times in the last month.”

Me: “No. I haven’t been here for two months at least.”

Doctor: “Don’t lie. I saw the record. It’s obvious you just want the drugs.”

(He continued berating me for being a drug-seeker until I was crying hard. Then, he told me to get out. I had a physical therapy appointment two days later. After what the ER doctor had said to me, I was nervous about interacting with people, but finally got the courage to ask

Me: “When someone checks my record on the computer can they see what a visit was for?”

Therapist: “What do you mean?”

Me: “I was in the ER a couple of days ago. The doctor looked at my record and accused of making seventeen visits to the ER seeking drugs. The only thing at [Medical Complex] that I’ve used recently was my physical therapy. Doesn’t my record say what the visits were for?”

Therapist: *in shock* “Yes! It will definitely say if it was physical therapy, your doctor, or the ER.”

(Then, she showed me my record on the computer with physical therapy listed eighteen times, including that day’s visit. I didn’t tell her how bad the ER doc made me feel or how sick I was before the migraine went away on its own, but she decided to report him anyway. It must have been the final straw because when I had to go to the ER about four months later I discovered that doctor had been fired.)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2019   #524
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Getting Hysterical-ectomy

Maryland, Medical Office, USA | Healthy | December 4, 2017


(I am a lesbian, and I occasionally experience extremely severe symptoms when on my period, for up to 5 days, such as a complete inability to eat without vomiting, severe pain, and on a couple occasions, seizures. After talking it over with my wife, I decide to go in to speak to my gynecologist and ask her about how to go about getting a hysterectomy. The trouble starts right from when I attempt to book an appointment. After getting through hold and basic introductions.)

Me: “I would like to schedule a consultation with [Doctor] about having a hysterectomy.”

Receptionist: “Okay! Just so you know, if you have a hysterectomy, you won’t be able to have children afterwards!”

Me: “I know. That’s fine.”

(The receptionist then schedules the consultation without any more fuss. On the day of the appointment, I arrive with my wife so that we can both talk to the gynecologist.)

Doctor: “I don’t think that this is a bad idea given your symptoms, but you need to understand that if you go through with this you will never, ever be able to have babies. There is no way to undo it if you decide you want kids.”

Me: “I know. That’s fine.”

Doctor: “We could schedule it a year or two out so you could have one last baby before your surgery.”

Me: “I have never had children.”

Doctor: “So you want to wait—”

Me: “Shut up and listen to me. I am gay. The only penises that ever go inside me are made of plastic. I will not be having children either way. I don’t care. We can adopt. [Wife] could have artificial insemination. It doesn’t matter.”

Doctor: “If you say so…”

(My gynecologist continued to flare at me and mention children several times, and even tried to show me pictures of her own kids, while she was recommending surgeons to me and helping me schedule with one of them. With the surgeon, he also listed all the possible side effects, but a simple “I understand” was all it took to convince him, luckily.)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #525
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Getting Hysterical-ectomy

Maryland, Medical Office, USA | Healthy | December 4, 2017


(I am a lesbian, and I occasionally experience extremely severe symptoms when on my period, for up to 5 days, such as a complete inability to eat without vomiting, severe pain, and on a couple occasions, seizures. After talking it over with my wife, I decide to go in to speak to my gynecologist and ask her about how to go about getting a hysterectomy. The trouble starts right from when I attempt to book an appointment. After getting through hold and basic introductions.)

Me: “I would like to schedule a consultation with [Doctor] about having a hysterectomy.”

Receptionist: “Okay! Just so you know, if you have a hysterectomy, you won’t be able to have children afterwards!”

Me: “I know. That’s fine.”

(The receptionist then schedules the consultation without any more fuss. On the day of the appointment, I arrive with my wife so that we can both talk to the gynecologist.)

Doctor: “I don’t think that this is a bad idea given your symptoms, but you need to understand that if you go through with this you will never, ever be able to have babies. There is no way to undo it if you decide you want kids.”

Me: “I know. That’s fine.”

Doctor: “We could schedule it a year or two out so you could have one last baby before your surgery.”

Me: “I have never had children.”

Doctor: “So you want to wait—”

Me: “Shut up and listen to me. I am gay. The only penises that ever go inside me are made of plastic. I will not be having children either way. I don’t care. We can adopt. [Wife] could have artificial insemination. It doesn’t matter.”

Doctor: “If you say so…”

(My gynecologist continued to flare at me and mention children several times, and even tried to show me pictures of her own kids, while she was recommending surgeons to me and helping me schedule with one of them. With the surgeon, he also listed all the possible side effects, but a simple “I understand” was all it took to convince him, luckily.)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #526
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Discharging Hard Truths

Hospital, Non-Dialogue, Ohio, USA | Healthy | December 3, 2017


I was in an ER cubicle patiently waiting for a doctor to be free to treat my migraine, which is considered low-priority in triage. It was a very busy night, but amazingly quiet so my headache wasn’t exacerbated by sounds. And then, HE arrived in an ambulance.

We were able to hear that he had gotten drunk, climbed onto the bar’s roof, and fallen through a skylight.

Though he was at least 40 yards from me, his continual yells were overwhelming, causing me pain, confusion, and dizziness. Because of that, I couldn’t understand most of what he yelled, but did manage to hear him demanding more alcoholic drinks and trying to get out of bed, and that they had to restrain him.

By the time a doctor went to examine him, I was crying from pain and at the end of my ability to cope. The doctor began talking to the drunk: “And what’s going on with you tonight?”

I snapped and yelled, “HE’S DRUNK AND STUPID!”

The entire ward went silent and then we heard giggles. The doctor bustled into my cubicle, followed in minutes by a nurse with a syringe.

Within fifteen minutes of my outburst, I had been medicated and discharged
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #527
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Let’s Not Split Hairs About Who It Is For

Medical Office, Non-Dialogue, Ohio, USA | Healthy | December 2, 2017


Because of family history, I need a specific medical test every five years. My husband always accompanies me to the pre-test appointments. The doctor is mostly bald and does not like jokes about it.

Please note that my husband has been balding for quite a few years. A few years before this appointment, I had made my husband a baseball hat, which said, “Wish you were hair.” I hadn’t realized he was wearing it.

The doctor took one look at the hat, got a sour face, and said, “Is that meant for me?”

At first we were too startled to say anything. Then my husband removed his hat to show his own balding head. He and I burst out laughing. After his own startled pause, the doctor joined in.
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #528
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

Thyroid Void

Medical Office, USA | Healthy | December 1, 2017


(I have hypothyroidism, which has been successfully controlled with medication for several years. Over a couple months, however, I notice that some of my symptoms are returning. I call my doctor, and she says she will do a blood test. I go to her office for the results.)

Doctor: “Okay, so your thyroid level is at 4.9.”

(The maximum is five.)

Me: “Well, no wonder I’ve been feeling sick! That’s very high.”

Doctor: “Oh, no. You’re fine. Five is the top of the normal range. You’re still under that.”

Me: “But a lot of my old symptoms are coming back. I can’t sleep at night, I’m tired during the day, I’m freezing cold all the time—”

Doctor: “You’re under stress. It’s normal.”

Me: “I HAVE GAINED 20 POUNDS IN TWO MONTHS!”

Doctor: “Well, you just need to go on a diet.”

Me: “I exercise five days a week, and I eat my fruits and veggies! I don’t feel like myself. I know my body, and I need a medication change!”

Doctor: “Well, I’m not giving you one, because you’re normal.”

(She tells me to exercise more and gives me a vitamin supplement. I fume, but take it. A couple months later, I move to a different state. I go in for an appointment with my new doctor.)

New Doctor: “I’ve been reviewing your test results from your previous doctor, and I noticed your thyroid is at 4.9. That’s very high. Are you feeling okay at that number?”

Me: “Not at all! I tried to tell her, but she wouldn’t listen. She kept saying it was normal.”

New Doctor: “I’m not surprised. Older guidelines allow it to get that high, but I’ve found that my patients feel better when their thyroid is at three or under. I’m going to order some more blood work.”

(The new blood test shows that my number skyrocketed to a six. My new doctor changes my medication immediately. It takes a year and three medicine changes to get it right. It turned out that my thyroid number had been creeping up for a couple years, and my old doctor had just ignored it. I’m happy to report that I’m much better now!)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #529
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

It Takes More Than Money To Clear A Bill

Columbia, Medical Office, South Carolina, USA | Healthy | December 1, 2017


(I get about a $3,000 bill from a doctor I had seen several months prior. I am confused because I know my insurance had paid it. I call the billing dept. but get no answer and leave a message. I forget about it until the next month when the bill comes again. Once again, I call, leave a message, and forget about it. Then I get a letter threatening to send me to a collection agency. I call my insurance company to double check. They tell me that not only have they paid it, but had a duplicate charge under a different account number that was of course denied. I start calling every other day. The office phones aren’t open until 10 am and they shut them down at 3:30 pm. I either get a recording and leave a message or the receptionist tells me everyone is in a meeting. This goes on for over three weeks. Then I get another threatening letter. I even go to the office in person but am told everyone is in a meeting and no one can talk to me. At this point I have had it. I wait until 10 pm at night. I call and get the voicemail system. When it says press “1” for nurse, I do so and leave a detailed, angry message that NO ONE will return my calls, I am being threatened with being sent to a collection agency for a bill that was paid, and someone better call me back or I am filing fraud charges with the insurance company and talking to a lawyer. I hang up and call back and do it again after pressing a number for a different department. I go through the entire employee directory. I do this for almost two hours and leave dozens of messages on EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE’S voicemail. I then call the doctor’s emergency after-hours line and leave the same message there. The next morning, at 10:01, I call the office. The receptionist recognizes my voice.)

Receptionist: “Yes, ma’am, I have the office manager here for you” *transfers me*

Manager: “Good morning, Mrs. [My Name]. I was just about to call you.”

Me: “Yeah, I bet you were.”

Manager: *sheepishly* “Yeah, everyone is talking about the messages you left, especially the doctor.”

Me: “Well, it’s not like you left me much choice.”

(She apologizes and explains. The guy who was handling the bills was creating fake patient accounts and double billing the insurance companies. Most didn’t catch it, paid the doctor, and then the guy stole the money. They fired him but have such a paperwork mess to clean up and had to gather the evidence to convict him that they didn’t have time to call the patients.)

Me: “I understand, but that is no excuse. You are sending me letters threatening to send me to a collection agency.”

Manager: “What?! Crap, the computers are printing those out automatically. We didn’t know any had been mailed out.”

Me: “Yeah, well they are and you better start answering these calls because you have some very peeved off patients who, like me, are calling lawyers.”

(She apologized again and told me that my account had been cleared up. I wonder, though, about all the others who just kept calling and getting nowhere.)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019   #530
florida80
florida80's Avatar
 
R10 Vô Địch Thiên Hạ
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64,056
Thanks: 4,010
Thanked 29,229 Times in 6,422 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Rep Power: 82
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9florida80 Reputation Uy Tín Level 9
Reputation: 106000
Default

A Relaxed Attitude To Drugs

England, Hospital, UK | Healthy | December 1, 2017


(I am a medical student. This is my first ever interaction in a hospital setting. The patient has been admitted for a serious lung issue, and is due to return home. It proceeds well, until it is time to round off the conversation

Me: “So, I’ve been told you’re being discharged today; is that correct?”

Patient: “Yes, that’s right. I’m going to go and see my friend when I get out. She’s really stressed.”

Me: “I’m sorry to hear that. Do you have anything nice planned?”

Patient: “We’re going to bake some weed brownies. That should help us relax!” *laughs*

Me: “Well, at least you’re not smoking it!” *nervous laughter*

(Interesting start to medicine. I’m glad she took my comment well. I just wasn’t expecting it!)
florida80_is_offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 53 of 105 « First 3435152 53 545563103 Last »

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


 
iPad Tablet Menu

Announcement

Breaking News

Society News

VietOversea

World News

Business News

Other News

History

Car News

Computer News

Game News

USA News

Mobile News

Music News

Movies News

Sport News

Stranger Stories

Comedy Stories

Cooking Chat

Nice Pictures

Fashion

School

Travelling

Funny Videos


Page generated in 0.30968 seconds with 13 queries