Thank you all again for your help. I posted in introductions yesterday with my severe back and hip pain. I go into a primary doctor today whom I am hoping will offer me some pain relief though the week.
Here is my questions-
I called a really good local hospital and spoke to a director of billing about payment plans for surgery with no Insurance. Guess what they agreed and are putting it in writing and offering me a 45% discount - close to what ins companies pay.
I then called my surgeon office to go in on Tuesday to speak with him about surgery. I haven't met this one yet as my surgeon I was dealing with was a spine surgeon for my l4l5. But I can deal with that pain better than my hip pain at moment.
So now what? When I go into surgeon office what do I say? How do I approach him doing the surgery and allowing me to set up payments on his part? Do surgeons do that?
I am in severe pain and I don't feel like I can hold out much longer this way and I am in a deep dark place mind wise. I am trying really hard though to keep it together and reading in these boards have been VERY helpful.
Also today when I go to the primary doc for my first visit - any idea what to say to the guy? Ugh I just need relief really bad I don't care how I get it
If I were to go to the ER of that hospital would there be anyway to talk a surgeon on call to helping me if something was just hurting really bad or am I crazy for thinking that?