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Old 04-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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I got a call from my doctor's nurse who said my MRI was "abnormal" and I have to see a spine specialist right away. The one she referred me to does not take me insurance either.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: My doctor's office scared me

There's an upside to hearing something is abnormal since it means they can identify a source for whatever issues sent you to the doc in the first place. Call and ask if you can speak to a nurse for more details. It wasn't overly responsible for them to give you such a limited response! Let them know you need an in-network referral.

 
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: My doctor's office scared me

[QUOTE=cheryl1213;4958388]There's an upside to hearing something is abnormal since it means they can identify a source for whatever issues sent you to the doc in the first place. Call and ask if you can speak to a nurse for more details. It wasn't overly responsible for them to give you such a limited response! Let them know you need an in-network referral.[/QUOTE]

The nurse called me at 11:58 and I wanted to be off the phone by noon because I always call my father at noon and I didn't want him to be worried. I haven't told him about my back problems and I don't intend to, until I have to. He is older and about 1300 miles away and I don't want to worry him.

Turns out I called back and she says she doesn't know for sure but it's a disk problem. I found a doctor that will take my insurance and the doctors office will fax the MRI report to them, now it's just a matter of being able to get an appointment with them.

 
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Re: My doctor's office scared me

Disc problems can really range in severity and how they impact your life. I hope you get in soon and get some helpful answers and a good plan for treatment!

 
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