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Disgruntled Medicine

When's the last time you went to the doctor, hospital, clinic, etc. and felt like you got your money's worth?

catgoddess's recent travails with "oh, you might have IBS, but you have to take all these tests so that we can still not really know" got me to thinking...

I can't remember the last time I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with any certainty. I know that medicine isn't an exact science, but for as much as we pay for it, why does it seem like it's not worth it? Often, when I go to the doctor, the doctor doesn't even actually have time for me. I just see his/her LPN, who although sometimes is more helpful than the doctor, still costs the same amount of money for a visit.

Perhaps I've just had bad experiences with the Bapitist Memorial Hospital here ($1500 for them to tell me, it coulda been a kidney stone and never relieving the pain) and the campus clinic where they hand you a Claritin and send you away. But for all the money pumped into pharmaceutical companies whose products cause side effects worse than the original ailment, I don't think I'm getting what I actually pay for anymore.

What do you think?
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