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    I don't mind my primary care doc, my nurse practitioner, or my dermatologist. They are all nice.

    Unless I've got to have my junk inspected. Whenever I stop putting off getting the mammogram, I've been led to believe I'm going to hate that.

    Not all of the medical professionals have been nice to me and/or my family, though. And I had a few awful experiences when I was on medicaid. So far, having private insurance appears to make a big difference with some medical people, but a lot are not horrible excuses for human beings, thankfully. Of course, some of that could be a result of white privilege and that I could present myself as "deserving poor" because of my upbringing. It did not always work. I did once have a pediatric dentist tell me he didn't give a shit about me because I was nothing when my daughter complained about the way he treated her and I'm pretty sure it was because we were on medicaid. That was special.
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    Ok so another issue, I'm fine with going to the doctor because I'm fed up, but I can't tell my mom what's going on and I can't afford the co-pay and I'm on her insurance so she has to know I'm going, but I don't want to tell my mom my issue, is there any way around this? I can't afford a doctor on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    Ok so another issue, I'm fine with going to the doctor because I'm fed up, but I can't tell my mom what's going on and I can't afford the co-pay and I'm on her insurance so she has to know I'm going, but I don't want to tell my mom my issue, is there any way around this? I can't afford a doctor on my own.
    I don't think they are allowed to tell her your medical information unless you are not legally competent or you give them permission. Tell them you do not give them permission to tell anyone your medical information except the insurance company for purposes of payment and (I'm probably going to get bad karma for this) lie to your mom. Tell her you think you have a urinary tract infection or something like that.

    Wait. I just looked at our bill from the doctor's office and it has a list of procedures on it. Like what kinds of blood and other tests we had done, some complete with billing codes. Even for my daughter who was nineteen when she got those tests. So I guess lie to get the co-pay, then ask the doctor's office if they can keep your information private on any bills sent to your mother and if they say no, be prepared to come clean to your mom if she happens to catch you in your lie. I don't know what else you can do. Unless you tell her it's private and you don't feel comfortable discussing it.

    Or you could sell some blood plasma or pawn/sell something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I don't think they are allowed to tell her your medical information unless you are not legally competent or you give them permission. Tell them you do not give them permission to tell anyone your medical information except the insurance company for purposes of payment and (I'm probably going to get bad karma for this) lie to your mom. Tell her you think you have a urinary tract infection or something like that.

    Wait. I just looked at our bill from the doctor's office and it has a list of procedures on it. Like what kinds of blood and other tests we had done, some complete with billing codes. Even for my daughter who was nineteen when she got those tests. So I guess lie to get the co-pay, then ask the doctor's office if they can keep your information private on any bills sent to your mother and if they say no, be prepared to come clean to your mom if she happens to catch you in your lie. I don't know what else you can do. Unless you tell her it's private and you don't feel comfortable discussing it.

    Or you could sell some blood plasma or pawn/sell something?
    she has been wanting me to get tested for auto immune/neurological stuff for awhile. could i play that angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    she has been wanting me to get tested for auto immune/neurological stuff for awhile. could i play that angle?
    Yeah and maybe you could have them look at that while you're there if they will do that much stuff in one appointment. When you call the doctor, tell them you want to be seen for the thing you want to be seen for and also a symptom your mom thinks is auto-immune/neurological? Then when you get to see the doctor, level with her/him. They have a responsibility to protect your privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Yeah and maybe you could have them look at that while you're there if they will do that much stuff in one appointment. When you call the doctor, tell them you want to be seen for the thing you want to be seen for and also a symptom your mom thinks is auto-immune/neurological? Then when you get to see the doctor, level with her/him. They have a responsibility to protect your privacy.
    so like my thing i want, and the fact the i get calcifications on my joint on my skin and the fact that my balance has gotten worse over the past few years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    so like my thing i want, and the fact the i get calcifications on my joint on my skin and the fact that my balance has gotten worse over the past few years?
    I would go with that, except don't mention something has been happening over a couple of years because they might want to make a separate appointment for that. Tell them you've been having trouble with your balance recently. They probably won't ask you about duration over the phone unless it's a fever or a sore throat or ear ache, I think. They will probably ask you about duration when you talk to the nurse before the doctor comes in and you can tell him/her then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I would go with that, except don't mention something has been happening over a couple of years because they might want to make a separate appointment for that. Tell them you've been having trouble with your balance recently. They probably won't ask you about duration over the phone unless it's a fever or a sore throat or ear ache, I think. They will probably ask you about duration when you talk to the nurse before the doctor comes in and you can tell him/her then.
    got it, the only thing is it's probably gonna refer me to a specialist, and what if i get refered to two different ones, which one do i choose? can i flip a coin. i guess first step is to find a doctor in network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    got it, the only thing is it's probably gonna refer me to a specialist, and what if i get refered to two different ones, which one do i choose? can i flip a coin. i guess first step is to find a doctor in network.
    Are they going to refer you for the thing you want to be seen about or the other stuff? If they refer you for the auto-immune/neurological stuff, you can tell your mom they want to refer you and ask her for the co-pays for those. It will be trickier if they refer you to a specialist for the thing you want to keep private. I don't know what can be done then, but maybe the primary care doc could suggest something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Are they going to refer you for the thing you want to be seen about or the other stuff? If they refer you for the auto-immune/neurological stuff, you can tell your mom they want to refer you and ask her for the co-pays for those. It will be trickier if they refer you to a specialist for the thing you want to keep private. I don't know what can be done then, but maybe the primary care doc could suggest something.
    could the thing i want to get checked out be connected to an auto-immune/neurological disorder? if so i think it be a win

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