this is unreal! (vent)

  1. I've posted before that I have had a sinus infection since January and have tried anitbioitcs 3x with no results. I've gotten some referals from my MD to see an ENT..but...no one will take me because I don't have insurance! One lady said it was due to the new HIPPA laws...what? I called just about every ENT in Vegas with no luck. This is so frustrating! My MD's not sure what to do since we tried 3 diff times and she's not sure if it's allergy related or something else.
    Ugh! Thanks for letting me vent, I feel much better!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    due to the new HIPPA laws?????

    hmmm I don't THINK SO..................................

    I am sorry you are suffering!
  4. by   iliel
    Thanks, I found a ENT who would take me only because my Dr takes me as cash.

    I'm sure the receptionist was using HIPPA as an excuse, I guess she's playing on peoples ignorance of what HIPPA really is. I just hung up the phone and rolled my eyes!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i hope you find healing soon!
  6. by   Rapheal
    ENT is the way to go. My daughter had problems for years with sinus, strep. Did the Family practice doctor, did the allergy treatments, did the antibiotics. When they wanted her to go on maintenace antibiotics for 9 months I took her to the ENT. Tonsils out-health kid. These guys usually know their stuff. Feel better soon. Beth
  7. by   Shiva_Las_Vegas
    It seems like antibiotics are over-prescribed. What is ENT?
  8. by   iliel
    Ear Nose Throat =ENT.

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