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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:49 PM

29. And not just your doctor, but your insurance company too

Back in the heyday of HMOs, my wife and I decided to switch to one because our family doctor was already on the plan.

Later on I injured my ankle in a cycling accident. I had to go to the HMO's referred orthopedic surgeon (who was a hand specialist). 4 hours into what was supposed to be a 30 minute laprascopic sulaparoscopic surgery, the doctor calls it quits and leaves without even telling me how the surgery went. Two weeks later he tells me he couldn't get into my ankle joint and will need to saw through the bone to expose the joint. Needless to say I never went back to him again. I hobbled around with a cane for a few months until we could change the insurance plan, then I went to a better surgeon who fixed my ankle with a 30 minute laparoscopic surgery.

I'm just glad it wasn't my heart or something else more serious.

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