“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
This "country doctor" method might work in some areas, but it's big fat pile of fail in larger, more densly populated areas, I would think.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
This may work for simple clinical procedures, but it won't work for diagnostic testing or anything beyond simple office visits.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Physicians and Surgeons Association too. Lets not forget they are going after that 15 man panel of Obamacare. Which they may have the grounds as Congress is suppose to legislate. Not some 15 man panel.
Do you have any idea what a massive disaster trying to get a UTI treated is?
UTI's are common and easy to treat. Definitely GP kinda stuff. But they require speedy intervention or they can get bad quickly. As in, "laid up in the hospital" bad.
I've had UTI's before. I know what they feel like. I don't need a test. Been there, done that.
So let's say I have a UTI. What do I do?
Go to a GP? Can't. It'll take me 1-2 weeks to get an appointment. It'll be in my kidneys by then.
PP? Nope. Still waiting 3-5 days. Too long. That **** hurts. Seriously.
Just call? Nope. They won't help me. "We cannot give out medical advice without putting you through 100 unnecessary tests for this extremely obvious diagnosis that even an inbred yokel could figure out. Would you like to wait 2 weeks until we can squeeze you in?"
So what do I do?
I have to either go to urgent care or the ER, and spend between $200 and $500 just so I can walk in the door, announce I have a UTI, and leave again.
And why will it cost me $200 to $500? Because I'm 23, and every healthcare plan available to me that's even vaguely affordable doesn't cover anything short of experimental surgery -- after I pay $5,000. Even if I could go to the GP for my UTI, it would still cost me $150. I don't even know why the hell I bother having insurance at all, to tell you the truth.
I would KILL to have a doctor like this around. I would pay for the visit AND bring him eggs. And candy. And strippers. And build a religion around him.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 03-15-13 at 02:12 AM.