(Closed) Need advice from someone in the medical field!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t really know anything about whether or not it is okay for you to not go to the doctor but I was wondering, are you on Elmiron?

Post # 4
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4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It would probably be ok, but you just never know. Normally they schedule your checkups when you should be all healed, but if there are any complications and you start to do normal stuff again, you could really hurt yourself. Maybe just slowing start working up your weight, but sex is iffy. Could you call your DR and just talk to them about it over the phone? I know they can’t see you to see if anything looks off, but they could probably give you a little insight as to what to do. Good luck!!!!

Post # 6
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Usaully post op appointments are billed as a part of the original surgery….so u might not have co-pay or have to pay anything for it.

Also, you can always call the office and immediately ask to speak with a nurse (bypass the receptionist…because they would not know what to tell you to do)…then ask the nurse these questions and explain your situation.

Usually with alot of surgeries you are not supposed to resume heaving lifting or intense workouts for at least 6weeks. 

You can start light workouts (walking, etc) and see how you feel. Lifting…i would suggest waiting at least 6 weeks and definitely call the MD and speak with a nurse.

Hope this helps!

 

Post # 7
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that there is a generic for Imipramine.  I would check with the pharmacist about that and if so, ask your doctor to switch you to a generic so you can save some money.

I agree with calling the doctor to ask what you should do since you can’t go to the doctor right now.  I also agree with Tilapia that you might have already paid for the post-op so you should check on that.  I didn’t have to pay for my 2 post op appointments after my surgery in December.

Post # 8
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Call and ask to talk to the on-call doc.  I would never miss post-surgical follow up, and I’m sure they’ll find some way to either discuss with you over the phone or see you.

Don’t skip this step!  it’s important.

Post # 9
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

Isn’t the post op visit usually included in the overall charge? I don’t know anything about medical billing, but when I had some dental stuff done the post op was included. Is it the insurance company or the doctor’s office that told you you can’t see the doctor? I think you should at least be able to talk to a nurse on the phone.

Post # 11
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think Elmiron has a generic though (I’m on it too).  But one prescription would be better than none at a lower price!  Some doctors do check the no generics line on the script but I’m sure they would be willing to change to help you save some money.

Post # 12
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hey Roxy, Our office lets people set up payment plans, usually if people put in $20 they can still come in.  I’m sure they’d let you do that.  Plus if you go into the appointment and let them know how your medication is too expensive, they can sometimes set you up with coupons or some free samples, so it would be worth trying to go.

Post # 13
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m with MrsDG.  Most surgical offices have triage nurses, etc.  Please call!!!  Explain your situation and I’m sure they will be able to give you info via the telephone.

Post # 15
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you’re looking to save money on perscriptions . . . go to Costco, you don’t have to be a member to use their pharmacy and they’re ALWAYS soooo much cheaper then the normal pharmacies EVEN for the generic stuff, I have pills that I get charged my $15 generic co-pay at the regular pharmacy for and costco charges me anywhere from $12 – $3 (yes $3) depending what it is. You can also look up their prices online but to be honest I’ve NEVER had that match what I actually pay at the store, it usually quotes higher online. Hope that helps.

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