reply to post by Quyll
Saying "medical professionals" is rather misleading. It seems that you're really just trying to single out MDs, though your vague description could
just as easily include nurse techs/assistants, nurse, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, etc, etc, etc... The world of "medical
professionals" is extremely diverse and branching out into more and more specialties at a very rapid pace.
Also, as other people have said, you probably didn't get the full story. Most people, insured and uninsured likewise, don't want to go through the
rigmarole (i.e. time and money) of further tests. They just want an immediate solution. For this customer of yours, the medication may have been that
Unfortunately, medicine has become more of a business. To keep patients many times doctors will prescribe medications at the patient's request. This
is because they know if they don't prescribe the medications, the patient will find another doctor who will without looking back or a second thought.
This goes for antibiotics, pain and anxiety medications, and everything in-between.
reply to post by jazz3
While medical professionals are, in many cases, working hand-in-hand with the insurance companies, it doesn't mean that all are out to get you.
One of the reasons for the high insurance rates and costs associated with tests, pills, etc... is all of the lawsuits that come from malpractice,
whether it happened or is only perceived to have happened. Many times insurance companies will settle just to get the process over quickly and avoid
going to court (which costs them more money in the long run, even if they win the case). Either way, the companies paying out these settlements is a
part of what keeps premiums up. Doing a quick Google search about the costs of lawsuits on health care will help you understand what I'm trying to
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