Great PM experience, you say? Yes! I've said more than my fair share of bad things about them, money grubbing, pill pushing, blah blah blah.. Fact of the matter is, I just had to see him LONG enough to earn his complete trust.
Today, he did for me what I thought never, EVER would have happened. I do not have insurance and owe $1,700 to him, which is a few months old. Instead of kicking me out, they took my $125 visit fee, and instead of just banking it, applied it to my $1,700 that was owed! This puts me in a good standing with them, as I am moving forware.
Next, recognizing my cash situation, he lowered my visits to $90. Then, he post-dated a 2nd prescription that i can pick up on that date for NEXT month's meds, without even having to see him. AND, he took over all (2) of my meds from my primary physician, one scheduled drug, and one not, just because he knew it would save me the appointment(s) costs, and the time, and travel. Not only that, hey gave me 4 months worth! He also helped me to get the right generics, and it just cost me a whopping $75 for my entire month of ALL of my meds, ER pain, BP, BT, relaxant, anxiolitic,...!
For someone who spends so little time getting to know me, typically in, out, bam you're done, today he literally shocked me and completely killed me with his kindness. Insomnia has been tearing me apart too, so he gave me 30 each of two samples of two very successful meds! All in all, it was a miraculous visit, and one that I had never thought possible. While corruption, greed, and bad character can permeate through so many parts of our lives, it felt really great for once, to have so many GOOD things come to me in such a short time.
I'm not bragging or anything, it's just that I've trashed doctors a lot before, and thought that it was appropriate to share my great experience. I'm lucky to have him as a PM, and for a while, I get to be a little more relaxed, and enjoy life, not worrying about the money for my next appointment, or if they are going to drop me. Being unemployed, that's a huge relief. If you are in a bad or terrible situation, which I have been for a while now, don't give up, sometimes good things are far away, but they do eventually find their way to you.