A Tale of Two Letters

        A patient was in and had two letters from the same insurance company.  They deemed it urgent the doctor address this problem.  One letter said the company could not approve Nexium, the other asked why he was not taking it.

        This is how Docs spend our time, and your insurance dollars, these days.

        You might wonder why an old doctor feels compelled to write.  There are very few human truths.   Through writing I have found some of them.  I have not seen any in the health insurance industry yet, but I’ll continue the search.

Dr. B

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6 Comments on “A Tale of Two Letters”

  1. mrschili Says:

    And the kicker of it is that you could talk to each of the authors of that letter – and then have THEM talk to EACH OTHER – and they STILL wouldn’t see the utter ridiculousness of this situation, and both would claim that they’re powerless to do anything about it. Health care for profit is just such a BAAAAD idea…

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Amen mrschili,

    When they started to turn health care into a business years ago my immediate response to my patients was, “Come on guys, don’t you see what they are doing? They ain’t selling y’all nothing- they are buying. And they they are buying all of you up for pennies on the dollar.” Now that it is done it makes me very sad.

    Dr. B

  3. Amber Says:

    Im just shaking my head here…. mind you, the patient needs to become involved for themselves, kick some ass and make it happen.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Amber,

    We are all responsible for our own destiny, huh?

    Lord knows you have kept your ship afloat in rough waters.

    Dr. B

  5. pandemonic Says:

    I know why the world is messed up. This is just another example.

  6. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    Tis a crazy crazy world.

    Dr. B


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