peace health Hospital, Eugene Oregon, Barger’s clinic, internal medicine.I tried for two days, to get my doctor and mostly his staff, to look in my records and send me a prescription strength yeast infection medication. I was really in a lot of pain.
you would think that a simple little thing like getting a refill of a yeast infection medicine, when you have one of those little monsters (and if you’re a woman, you do know it’s a monster!) Is not a big deal for clinic. But guess what? It is a big deal, they can’t manage it, I had to go to an urgent care in the city, and get help from them instead of my own Dr. and staff. When I got there, I was really bad often they finally diagnosed me with a very uncomfortable UTI. (Urinary tract infection)
at my regular clinic, nobody seemed to care, over the phone, about how much pain I was then, and helping me do anything about it.the triage nurses were supposed to field calls coming in and help people, but nothing of that kind happened. There was one Dr. in the clinic and that was all all day long.they have a skeleton crew.
Now you get the drift; Medicare is being pushed out by doctors and medical authorities, because it doesn’t pay enough money for treatment.all the hospital clinics that accept Medicare, cut their staff so low, because you’re not paying them very much, and you’re really not worth it. No matter if you’re a senior citizen, it just doesn’t matter anymore. Since the government can’t get any more money out of you, because you’re not working 24 hours a day for them anymore, they’ve decided since you’re on Medicare, YOU’RE EXPENDABLE.
If you happen to live in Eugene Oregon, which is to be a dumpy little town and is now a dumpy big town, you know the history of doctors here. When my parents got sick, and my dad did get cancer when I was tiny, his doctors were excellent and get it well. But we had to sell our house and property to pay for the bills.
…….so push forward to the present time.isn’t it so much better since everyone almost has Medicare when you’re older, and HMOs, and lots of insurance now, to pay for medical treatment? You would think so. That is, if you actually do GET REAL medical treatment anymore.
.Drs. have a very important attitude toward Medicare and HMOs; they hate them both equally. They hate spending all the money on the paperwork, and they hate the fact that there’s no money left in Medicare to pay them, pay their fees. It keeps getting cut more and more. So this is wonderful government socialism medicine! NOBODY WANTS IT! DOCTORS WON’T ACCEPT IT!
this goes back to the theory that if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one to hear it, is there actually any noise?if you have Medicare or government medical insurance, and no doctors will accept it, is it actually real insurance at all? Does it really exist? It’s only purpose is to get you medical treatment, and if you can’t get that it’s another government multiple printing of paper worth nothing.
I always need to say to all those liberals and Democrats, who love the idea of socialized medicine, “that sounds wonderful, but where is the money going to come from? Are you going to have enough for everyone? And what is going to be the quality of treatment and care that you can get under socialized medicine?” Medicare itself is a proving ground for medical insurance from the government. It used to be very good with plenty of money behind it, and now it’s practically broke. Doctors refuse to take it.if you have a serious medical problem, and you’ve got Medicare you’re sunk. No specialists want it.
So there I sat in drop-in care, really sick, not even able to get my own doctor and staff to listen to me for two days, so that I have to give up and go to an emergency room. This is government medicine? This is my future of Medicare; very very thin coverage. I am now at the level of medical coverage of illegal aliens, homeless people, and the uninsured. People here in Oregon, has started heavily going to private Dr.s, paying them cash when they’re sick, instead of relying on any insurance they can’t pay for.usually when you pay a doctor real money, it motivates them to get you better.
When I had first come home to Oregon, it took me several years to actually find a real Dr. who would take me. A lot of the medical groups here rejected Medicare. In the meantime, I had to go to the charity clinic, the hippie charity clinic, called “White Bird clinic” were all hippies homeless and uninsured go. You have to get in your wheelchair, go and wait in front of their door at 6 AM in the morning, several hours, whether it’s raining or freezing or not, and wait just to get an appointment at about nine or 10 AM.
great experience; somebody from the local volunteer agency for abused women, (oh yes, I have a past of course) went there with me to wait. It was really nice of her and those people did a lot of good work for me helping me.White Bird clinic is stretched so thin, because so many people want in it, you actually have to camp out during Baker’s hours, in the morning, and wait for several hours just to get an appointment.
I won’t go on and on about this, but it is true that if you’re a senior on Medicare now, or even a disabled person on it, your chances of getting real medical treatment when you need it are very slim. What you really need, is plenty of MOOLAH!! MONEY!! CASH!!BLACKMAIL A BILLIONAIRE! seriously consider the idea.
In Italy for example, people get kidnaped and ransomed for lots of money all the time, because the populace has no way to get money so they kidnap and ransom their very wealthy citizens.Would you bet two cents, the kidnappers are supplimenting their medicare this way?How much is a billionaire worth, anyhow, on the black-open market?
We COULD kidnap doctors, but they would then probably not want you to get cured, then. Doctors are motivated by MONEY;it takes them big bucks to get the education, often with loans,and then do they want to treat very low-income patients all day, many on lowpaying govt. insurance?NO NO NANETTE!! So they do not, if they can avoid us at all.
That sacred oath doctors take, to save lives, treat the ill, is not an unbreakable contract; it kind of means, if you feel like helping the poor, that particular day, sure,go ahead. Ii might be fun staring up someone’s nose.It is good for a doctor’s reputation, and chicks dig it. Along with a snazzy BMW, a sleek home, big stocks and bonds, and visits to the Caymans islands, helping the sick poor can be enlightening; it makes you think,”There but for fortune go I”–NAHHHH!! NO WAY!! NOT ME!I’M A DOCTOR, I’LL ALWAYS BE MONEY IN THE BANK!! SHIT, YAH!”
Yes, every doctor should do charity work, at some time, so he can go home later,aware of real life and feeling his ego puffed up like an adder.He feels SO MUCH SUPERIOR TO ALL THOSE POOR SICK! YES! “for whom the bell tolls” has nothing to do with you anyhow; you don’t even like bell music in band. it sounds like a stupid car alarm going off! ho-hum, ……..