Tag Archives: Medicine

Save Money on Oral Surgery

Once upon a time (last summer) I went to the oral surgeon. Ouch. The good news is I liked the doctor. The bad news is now I have two holes in my head where teeth once grew. It was really kind … Continue reading

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Save money by negotiating charges

Image via Wikipedia   It’s one thing to think your doctor charges too much.   It’s another to know what doctors charge, on average. Did you know doctors are not permitted to compare fees?  The fear is this might lead … Continue reading

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Save money on ovarian cysts

  Even teenagers develop ovarian cysts.  Often the cysts go away on their own, without specific treatment. Now here’s an interesting thing:  cysts on the left side are 116 times less likely to resolve spontaneously than those on the right side, according to a … Continue reading

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Save ways to save money on sinusitis

  Sinusitis is highly overrated. Picture this scenario. You’re the doctor. Your patient has waited an hour to see you. He complains of congestion, headache, sinus pressure, and post-nasal drainage. Yes, the drainage is yellow. No, he hasn’t missed work. … Continue reading

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Save money by being an empowered patient

Image via Wikipedia Just what is an Empowered Patient?  Being a patient is scary.  You want to trust your doctor, and yet . . . you’ve heard of patients getting the wrong medicine. you know of someone who died unexpectedly. … Continue reading

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Premiere Author Interview with Dr. Koelker

David English interviews Dr. Koelker regarding her book, 101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care at: Premier Author Interviews Tons of practical tips for everyday living How to get more from your time with your doctor How to save … Continue reading

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Save money on asthma inhalers

Image via Wikipedia Every year millions of doses of asthma medication go to waste.  Some are lost and others outdated, but one factor which could easiliy be improved would be to add a dose counter to every canister of medication.  Why … Continue reading

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