I called my old primary from when I was a "teen" (more like a kid) because I've had some pretty bad pain in my back that I have been neglecting for a while now...the receptionist was nice, said she would have to ask my old primary if she wants to take me back as a patient. I figured, fine, that's ok, why wouldn't she? so I went about my day, and I get a call back...The primary says no, reasoning: unpaid bill balance from patient...WRONG, I was discharged on March something 1999...I was 15 or 16 (depending on the month) so how would that even be possible?! I am an adult with my own insurance now...Wouldn't that be my parent's responsibility? I mean, whatever, she denied me, which is a serious inconvenience, because we only have two doctors within quite a driving distance, we have a pediatrician and then that office...I asked her to send a letter stating to me the reason and she said I would need to personally write the physician asking for that....I think there's a bunch of crap that I don't understand...Whatever it is, I now have no doctor to look at my back unless I drive two hours north to the closest city where there's 200,000 primaries...
(Yes, I have not seen a primary since I was 18, and my primary that was here between 16-18 retired)
Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:04 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:11 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 4:46 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
I would also ask what the balance is & if you have the money then pay it. or pay it in installments. You are going to need a close Dr. for the future even.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 5:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2013