Re: Has anyone used Boston Medical group for PE?
When I called to research Boston Medical Group two times before I made my appointment, I specifically asked if their treatments were comparably priced with popular medications on the market (for ED). Both times I was assured they were, after I advised them that this was a factor in my decision to make an appointment.
I had an appointment today and it went something like this:
Doctor ran a couple of studies, gave me a fairly painless penile injection, which resulted in about a half an erection (I get a better erection without *any* help). He said that he had given me a very small dose and that, no problem, their treatment would give me full erections blah de blah...I had to stop him in the midst of his spiel on how successful the program is to ask him if we could ensure the medication would work and he declined, stating that he could not give me two doses in the same day, nor did he offer for me to return for a dose, but he seemed very confident that I would go ahead and agree to buy their medication.
I met with the money guy and he happily informed me that I would be purchasing six months worth of the medication today for about $1,200.00.
I balked. At $18 per dose (as opposed to the popular meds at $10 per dose), they were still only offering me 8 doses per month at about $144 as opposed to 10 doses at $100 for Cialis/Viagra what-have-you.) This is not comparable but almost two times as much as they had assured me. He then offered me "4 months supply" at $580 but that was the minimum I could purchase.
I was also told on the phone that my first visit would cost me $195 plus the cost of medications. I should not have assumed that they would disclose information pertinent to a customer's budget. I *did* assume that since I indicated that cost was a factor, they would disclose the more important fact that just getting started would cost a minimum of $775 ($195+$580). It's much easier to budget $100-200 than $800-$1400. I guess some people will agree to being passively decieved if it means an erection. I suppose I would too if I couldn't get one at all, but that's beside the point.
Overall, I left feeling like I had been scammed.
The meds they gave me did not produce good results. Perhaps they would have if given in a higher dose, and perhaps not. But even more frustrating was the fact that they intentionally omitted the up front cost of getting started.
I called to express my concern that this information should be disclosed before someone commits to a $200 appiontment, and the Customer Service Lady kept trying to deflect by telling me how successful the program is. I asked to speak with a manager or supervisor, and she took my phone number telling me someone would call me back. Today? I asked, and she said "I don't see why not."
I'll be waiting, and believe me: I'll post the results.