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  • Membership

    Has anyone ever had to pay a "membership" fee to be followed by a Dr?

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    sounds like a scam to me. doctor's charge a fee for their service. period. i would check with the state board and see if there are complaints against the doctor or the group you need to be a "member" of.

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    • #3
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      Actually, some doctors in Florida do! (big surprise there!) It is called a membership fee because they offer what they call special things for their patients. I know on doctor offered same day appointments, no more than a one hour wait, and a parking space! But if you ask me any good doctor will do this and more!

      Mary S.

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        Bryan,
        I've never ever heard of that .....at least in Mass.
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        • #5
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          nothing that happens in florida "health care" would surprise me anymore.

          so what you are telling me is that if i pay an extra fee, i get seen on time, am allowed to park my car, and get to be seen that day if i actually need immediate medical care? um, is it just me or is that just the way it is supposed to be all the time anyway?

          good lord.

          s

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          • #6
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            Mary hit the nail on the head. This Drs packet says almost what Mary said, and all for a low annual cost of $1500. Personally I dont agree with this "membership" fee, you pay for the membership fee, PLUS you pay co-pays, and your insurance gets billed for medical expenses.

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            • #7
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              YUP! That is what the medical field is coming to. It scares me what the bare minimums will be one day.

              Mary S.

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              • #8
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                YUP! That is what the medical field is coming to. It scares me what the bare minimums will be one day.

                Mary S.

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                • #9
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                  once again, Sarah, you took the words right out of my mouth..and...I'd better zipper it before I get started on health care my father received when he retired to Florida
                  \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                  • #10
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                    Boutique medicine is how they referred to these types of practices and they are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country.
                    The world is always changing and who knows little come up with next.

                    lisa
                    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                    Currently not obstructed
                    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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