Two Different Doctor's Offices


Boy, if this doesn’t hit the nail on the head,
I don’t know what does!

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with
The same complaint. Both have trouble walking and
Appear to require a hip replacement.

The FIRST patient is examined within the hour,
Is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for
Surgery the following week.

The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks
For an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist,
Then gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week
And finally has his surgery scheduled for a mont h from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?

The FIRST is a Golden Retriever.
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.

Next time take me to a vet!

Bad thing is, this is so true.

It is the same with medications. what may cost $ with a pet many cost you $$ or $$$ with a regular doc or specialist.

Though sometimes the price is just as bad. I had a friend who eventually had one of his dogs, a sweet yellow lab, put down because he couldn’t afford prednisone for her any longer and surgery was even more ridiculously expensive.
On the flip side, a few years earlier he wound up having to take out extra student loans to cover a hospital stay and treatment even though he had health insurance (deductible was $4000 and the treatment covered December and January - two different billing years).

Really, true. When I was short on time or over a weekend when doc’s are off spending money I gave them, I $8 for 180 capsules and $28 for the latest greatest antibiotics and all in the original manufactureres (USA) blister packs. the same prescriptions in the US requires prescription (doc’s cut ) and a trip to pharmacy…total cost…estimated at around $500.

The nice thing about Mexico is you get a mini vacation out of the deal. Can’t say that about a day at the doctors office and pharmacist…:>

I suspect the boarder fences are to keep me from bargain hunting in Mexico more than it is to control emegration.

LOL! It is the sad sick truth!

I understand totally. I met my mom at the er one time after she had fallen. They had the xrays back and saw there was no damage. i asked them to take the back board off and was told we had to wait, even though the back board was causing her pain from an old back injury. The Doctor stepped out into the hall and I got so mad, I told my mom “next time we call the vet, he is more humane! and seems to know what he is doing a whole lot more!” They came right back in gave me a dirty look and removed the back board. lol!Sometimes you just have to get nasty!

This is so true, my dad hurt his back and went to the doc and he took xrays and put him on physical therapy, the numbness in his left leg was so bad, I told him to call his case worker at the insurance provider and she got him into to see someone else, they said he has degenerative disc disease. So they sent him to a neurologist and he looked at the MRI and said he did NOT DDD, but has some muscle damage around his artificial hip from the doc taking out his bursa sac at the time of surgery about 7 years ago. He is now on pain management and is doing better, it takes an act of Congress to get any doc to do anything. Dad has great insurance, but still ended up getting the wrong diagnosis. So it just goes to show you, no matter what you can never trust them all.