I'm not gonna die (soon) !!! YAY!

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    5 pm last night - go to urgent care for fever and a cough. A lung X-Ray is performed
    10 am today - phone call "Hello, we found a nodule in your lung. Go to XXXX immediately for a CT scan, they are waiting for you"
    11 am - CT scan performed



    FOREVER



    12:40 pm - phone call "Hello, turns out its just scar tissue from an old infection, no cancer"





    Holy shit that was scary.
     
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    I think it is amazing that US doctors can just say anything/whatever to every patient, to scare them into signing anything, that helps the lab pay for more equipment at the cost of his insurance.
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    Yes, anything to get you to use their expensive equipment. Scares the crap out of you but it pays the bills..
     
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    So what are you saying? They shouldn't do the tests? I guarantee if they didn't and there was cancer oompaloop would have sued the shit out of them.
     
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    Good news, OPPD.

    Now get back to annoying me...
     
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    What would you have suggested? Not scan? Do an expensive surgical biopsy? Ignore it?
     
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    I guess it is a good thing you went to the CT scan rather than pawning all your worldly goods and partying like there was no tomorrow.
     
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    :thup:

    Im glad it was nothing!
     
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    If you don't scare your patient, you lose the 10 % cash kickback you get from the lab after charging his insurance company for those intrusive and radiative tests. You as a doctor need that extra 10 % to keep up with your malpractice insurance premiums.

    And if he gets sick from those lab tests, you get to win double, because you can refer him back to the lab.

    You win, the lab wins, the lab equipment rental company wins, your malpractice insurance provider wins, that maybe the same as his insurance company. Wonderful! Right?
     
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    That's the thing, I like you and am glad youre well
     

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