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


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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