Wednesday, 29 July 2009

THIS never happens…

My mobile rings today and it’s the lovely office person in Dr. Richman’s office calling, the very nice (really nice) cardiologist I saw in January – just for the old look under the bonnet to check that all is well. And it mostly was – apparently my vales are a bit leaky, but that happens; and my blood pressure tends to go up when I see people in white coats (it definitely goes up when the doctor who lives in my house comes in the door, and while not wearing his while coat just blue scrubs it… – but that’s off topic. Fun, but off the topic).

She runs through the normal disquisition that you hear expect to hear - ’first we ran your primary insurance and then your secondary…’ and somewhere along there I stop listening, waiting for the punch line of ‘and here is what you still owe after the insurance’. Instead I hear, “And so we owe you $25.00 and I need to know which credit card you would like to be credited.”

“Excuse me?” I started to laugh. “You want to give me money? Wait a minute and let me get used to this. Boy I bet you don’t get to make this call very often.”

Now she’s laughing, “No I don’t and I really enjoy it when I get to do it.”

That’s my idea of a New Health Plan!

Ciao.

8 comments:

Mama Zen said...

A cardiologist should know better. If I got money back from my doctor, I'd probably have a heart attack on the spot!

Ian Lidster said...

Your special day, no doubt, darlin'. Isn't it nice when that sort of thing happens?

Ellee Seymour said...

I don't get calls like that either! I wish you well with your health.

lady macleod said...

Mama Zen
LOL I didn't think of that! Thank you for coming by.


Ian
I love it. It makes me feel special.
Thank you for coming by.


Ellee
Oh I'm fine, just one of those things you have to check once a year.
thank you for coming by.

Moannie said...

Better buy a lottery ticket in case you are in for a run of luck.

lady macleod said...

Moannie
Hey! there's an idea! You clever girl.

Thank you for coming by.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Good for you! As A Brit, I am always flabbergasted to read that you have to pay for health care over there.

lady macleod said...

welshcakes
I used to say that - but after experiencing health care around the world - I must say that this is the best health care in the world. And I feel lucky to have access to it. NOT to say there are not problems, most of all if you are without insurance, but I've seen "free" health care up close and personal and had to "go private" in the free system, so....
Thank you for coming by. Your lovely face acts like a health stimulus for me - makes me smile!