Results for - I'm furious. Doctor's office requires two visits, not just one for a treatment!

2,405 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you ever noticed that only certain medical practices require two visits in order to get a procedure done, while others just one?

Yes
42%
1,000 votes
No
58%
1,400 votes

2. If so, what type of practices were they?

Dermatological
12%
284 votes
Orthopedic
11%
271 votes
Cardiac
8%
195 votes
General Practice
13%
302 votes
Dentistry
25%
593 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
49 votes
Not Applicable
56%
1,341 votes
Oncology
6%
134 votes

3. Personally, I first noted it in a Dermatological practice many years ago. It's like charging twice as much. I switched doctors (dermatologists). Do you think this is legitimate if it is a simple procedure you need done (freezing a skin tag, no biopsy needed)?

Yes, if it's been years since you've seen that doctor and had that procedure, maybe law requires you see him/her before a procedure.
8%
186 votes
No, it's definitely a money grabbing moment.
25%
602 votes
This would vary with the severity of the procedure.
26%
628 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
14 votes
Not Applicable
40%
970 votes

4. But today I realized I needed Synvisc shots in my knees and called to make the appointment a couple of weeks in advance, since insurance has to approve the procedure first. Lo and behold I was told I had to see him (the doctor who did a hip replacement and who has given these shots at least 4x). She even checked with a nurse. So I will pay twice, and be that much longer delayed. grrr. What kind of reaction have you had if this happened to you?

That's life. Doctor knows best (even though it is not the doctor who is requiring it)
11%
252 votes
I have unlimited funds and time so it doesn't bother me.
3%
68 votes
I have been a good covid avoider and resent having to be in a waiting room twice!
10%
231 votes
Medical charges are high, even with insurance (mine will be $50 instead of $25). I resent this imposition, but what can I do?
22%
520 votes
Stop being a baby. Endure the pain while waiting for the 2nd appointment. Stop complaining. Go twice, spend twice.
5%
116 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
53 votes
Not Applicable
54%
1,293 votes

5. Should I mention this to the doctor himself when I see him?

Yes
47%
1,130 votes
No
16%
390 votes
Not Applicable
37%
880 votes
08/14/2022 Health & Fitness 2405 47 By: Flashdog_1
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