I don't have insurance, and go to a sliding-scale clinic for my medical checkups.
My doctor referred me to the pulmonologist on staff for fatigue issues I was having, and after seeing him I went in to a sleep clinic to have a sleep study done.
I asked to see the results, but was refused. The results only were sent back to my pulmonoogist, who said I had high sleep apnea, which spiked whenever I went into REM sleep.
Unfortunately however, they said I needed to go back into the sleep clinic because they weren't able to get enough data to set the calibration.
So again I go in for the sleep study, and again I go and see the pulmonologist. He said he was going to order a machine, and that he would get me a special deal at $500.
3 weeks go by, and I haven't heard anything. I finally get a hold of him (difficult, because he's only at the sliding-scale clinic for a few hours each week). Well he flat-out forgot about me, and said he would order the machine ASAP.
Well now 3 weeks more have gone by, and I still haven't heard from him!
I need to take matters into my own hands here! Not only am I pissed at this lack of service, it feels like I'm being taken for a sucker, and the docs/clinic guys/machine providers all have some game worked out and they just try to keep people in the dark to extract as much money out of us as possible.
What should I do? I want to buy a cheap machine myself, used is fine. How would I set it up? If I get the info from the sleep clinic, would be that enough for me to go on?
Responses would be greatly appreciated.