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Response to 4lbs (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 01:09 AM

30. I sued a doctor who almost killed me on hubby's HMO.

I want nothing to do with them. I couldn't change doctors and he wouldn't prescribe antibiotics after he cut my mouth to the bone during "routine" sinus surgery. I got a necrotizing bone infection and needed a horrific surgery to fix what he did. I got stuck paying 100% of it (oral surgery, not covered by the lousy HMO). I ran out of money and couldn't pay the lawyer to take it to court, so the incompetent doctor walked. Who would want to stay with a plan like that? This was my third nightmare experience with an HMO. Years ago I had a ruptured disk in my neck; an HMO doc refused to prescribe an MRI until I brought in WHeeler's textbook of orthopedics to prove my symtoms were literally textbook. Another time my daughter broke her foot and the HMO pediatrician refused to order any tests. We paid out of pocket and proved it was broken.

I will never, ever, put myself or my kids on an HMO again where you can't change doctors when you get an idiot.

My husband is willing to take his chances with his firm's insurance, but I'm just not willling to do that given my bad history with the company. Would you?

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