3 thoughts on “Stretching Your Health Care Dollars

  1. Hi Angie, thanks for posting this. I just wanted to let you (and everyone) know that acupuncture does not have to be expensive. There is a whole network of community acupuncture clinics that charge affordable prices so that people can come in as often as they need to. Acupuncture can be really great for treating autoimmune disorders because it helps to stimulate your own body to heal. Here is the link to finding a clinic: https://www.pocacoop.com/clinics/search-by-state/

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  2. Meredith

    As a cost savings measure, be careful of sneaky out of network expenses. Big ones are anesthesia (your surgeon may be in network but that doesn't mean your anesthesiologist is especially if the facility contracts with a private group to do the anesthesia). Also radiology, the place doing your MRI or the radiologist reading it may be out of network and hence unexpectedly expensive.

    Also, as a health care provider myself, you MUST know what medications you take an what for. It's a basic health rule. If you are in an emergency, meds you take could affect other meds you are given leading to potential danger. Also, if you are going to be putting a chemical in your body, shouldn't you know why and what it is? I am not against meds but I wouldn't swallow a pill if I didn't know what it was. Yet patients do this every day with a dozen pills.

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    1. Angie Alt

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      I could not agree more Meredith . . . especially about the medications!! I am shocked how often people have no clue what they are taking, yet take handfuls of pills every few hrs.

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