Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Medical fees

I forgot to mention about the doctor here:

I visited a 24 hour medical center without an appointment. They had 4 doctors in service at the time. It took about an hour wait for them to call my name after I registered. The entire visit cost $65 asd.

The office area was very clean and nice. When I got into the room, I noticed they do everything by computer. My name and details were already in the computer system. The doctor typed into the computer as he talked to me.

I did not feel rushed at all. He listened to everything I said. The doctor himself checked my blood pressure, my eyes, and my ears. I did not see a single nurse walking around except at the front checking people into the center. The antibiotics they gave me were $18 asd. The pharmacy was next door and gave me my prescription within 10 minutes after dropping it off.

This doctor visit was probably 1 of the top 10 visits in my life.

This is all without insurance for a foreigner. In fact everything falls below my deductible so I can't claim anything on my travel insurance. haha

4 Comments:

Blogger Brute Force said...

Next time, wait until your ear falls off. That's the way to get your money's worth on the insurance you bought!

July 15, 2008 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

again that shows how stupid/bad health care is in the US

July 17, 2008 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Yeah, american health care has been put to shame so far.

July 18, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger vo said...

do you know how satisfied i feel knowing that your views on universal health care are changing? ha-ha! i'm going to turn you into a socialist soon enough!!

July 19, 2008 at 1:51 AM  

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