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Re: Need treatment resistant deppression pro in MA/NH

Posted by Enigma on August 17, 2010, at 19:24:49

In reply to Re: Need treatment resistant deppression pro in MA/NH, posted by europerep on August 16, 2010, at 3:40:05

> > He doesn't take insurance and charges $375 for an initial consult, but, for me, he was well worth the price.
> pheww, $375 for one consultation? to me, that seems like these excessive drink prices in certain clubs and bars, just so that they attract only a certain clientele.. I personally find that disgusting. yes, the bars too, but especially this doctor thing.. I mean, especially if they're old they have probably made good money throughout their career and are not exactly poor.. doctors have a right to earn good money, their studies are long and tough, plus they have to keep themselves up to date all the time, but they are still members of this society and should share some of their knowledge with those who do not have the $400 for the first appointment, not even knowing whether he'll be nice and understanding.. I don't like that kind of attitude, it's basically cashing in on other people's misery and desperation...
> not that the right treatment for depression isn't worth more money than I can think of, but... you get the point..

I'm with you, I think that's insane. I hardly know any doctors, and I've been too and called a million of them, and they ALL took insurance. I've never even heard of a doctor who didn't take at least 1 kind of insurance. $400 is terribly steep to pay for service I used to get for free, plus it's QUITE a hike for me to see him, and, who knows how far he's booked out.

Currently I cannot find a single doctor that takes medicare, isn't booked 3 months out, and even KNOWS what Selegeline or Nardil is. I call new docs everyday in both NH and Mass. It's all my last Doctor's fault. I won't repeat my comments, by denying my med and covering the excuse with a lie, he couldn't even tell to my face (has his horrible (trying to be nice) secretary to do it.
He's put me through hell.

At the same time, I believe my gastro PA is WRONG (I see the read MD soon - can't wait), because I have these headaches every day (for 12 days now I thing, and I'm messed up severely in the stomach with pain, diarrhea, constipation, etc. 2 places were stumped, and blamed Nardil.. So, for the last month, I've been severely depression, in constant pain in the head and stomach, and bowels, and suicidal too, and I can't find ANYONE to help me. Tried Mass General, they were tools. Gastro PA is a joke. My PCP was always a joke and downplayed every illness I ever had, and quit anyway. So no PCP and no shrink right now.

Something's gotta me done about the docs. EVERY single doc I called, some places have 30-50 on staff, and ALL are either not taking patients, or booked out 2-4 months. That's a crisis in my opinion. I'm going to call a nurse-practitioner tomorrow to see if any will give me meds and re-prescribe them. I have a friend with lyme disease who swears my his.. Too bad she's over and hour away.

Bah.. In such a bad mood. Worst of all, a 500gig hard drive with tons of data on it crashes. So upset!




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