Hi all! I had just signed up for SH when I went out for surgery, and when I came back, it was all different! Not even sure this is the same place, but I belong here anyways!!
I have a question for those of you who have been to at least 2 different pain clinics. I went for the first time 2 weeks ago for my consult. I LOVED the Dr. We decided to try epidural injections first, and go from there. I have multiple bulging discs, tears, DDD, sciatica, etc.. Anyways, as I checked out and scheduled my ESI's, they told me I needed to pay my co-insurance before I could have the procedure done. OK. So the lady got it all figured out- took her SERIOUSLY almost 30 minutes and her asking 5 different people how to do things- and I paid and went on my way. Today I had my first inj.I had told them I wanted to wait to schedule the other 2 until I consulted with my husband and his schedule. So today I call there to schedule my next one, and they tell me that it's going to cost me the same amount I paid last time.??? I told them I already paid for the 3 of them- I have the receipt- and they tell me that she was new and didn't give me the right quotes. So I told them I couldn't pay that again right now, and I'd call them back. 30 min later a person from the office called and said that the price they gave me was wrong yet again, and it was lower. Ok- Good news!! Not 15 min after that, they call AGAIN and now they want another 300 dollars :jawdrop: because the first 6 people were looking at the wrong price chart. WTF!!!??? :? The Dr is great- his office is filled with friggin morons! So (sorry for the vent) my question is, can I switch to a different pain clinic to finish my injections? I also had to sign an opiod contract, can I get in trouble by going somewhere else so soon? I don't want to EVER go back there unless they get new staff!! So, has anyone changed facilities so quickly, or in the middle of active treatment?? TIA, and thank you for listening to my ramble. I'm just so irritated with idiots these days!!