(10-19-2016, 10:38 AM)justMongo Wrote:(10-19-2016, 10:06 AM)0rangebear Wrote: My primary care doctor showed me a letter he got from my insurance company asking him why he has been unable to help me loose weight; asking him to recommend I see another doctor who may be more successful (they did not send that letter to me)...
Now that would cause me to blow my stack. Insurance interfering with my choice of doctor.
I agree with you, justMongo. I would be very unhappy that the insurance company feels they have the right to poke their face into our choice of doctor.
With my sleep doctor, I suspect there is something "fishy" going on with insurance as well. In the "after-visit-summary" that is printed out for the patient, the doctor listed my condition as morbidly obese due to excessive calories and his recommendation was a new Weight Loss Class that is sponsored by the hospital he works for. That was a week ago and no one has called me yet. It is just as well because the hospital is the very same hospital that recommended I eat 240+ carbohydrates each day, which in turn helped me put on the 90 excess pounds I currently carry. The sleep doctor even told me "I will be very upset if you choose to go somewhere else for a weight loss program".