1 Month Check-up
Posted 23 April 2004 - 09:27 AM
Posted 23 April 2004 - 06:01 PM
I know exactly how you feel, our insurance changed in the midst of Evelyn being diagnosed and considered this a pre-existing condition and denied all of our claims including the endoscopy (very expensive!). The only thing that made it pre-existing was our doctor stating in her chart that she had "failure to thrive". Our doctor never suggested any follow up vists, as a matter of fact, when I called him and asked if he'd write to our ins. company to tell them that nothing had been "existing" he said he would but didn't. So I never took her back, and at the risk of being admonished, I have to admit, she still hasn't been back to the doctor (almost two years now). We're getting new ins. as of May 1 and are committed to shop for a decent doc and we're also saving up to do the Enterolab (Dr. Fine) test. I know we need to test her to see if there is any hidden gluten in her diet but after the whole ordeal, we really lost faith in the physicians. Although I can't say for sure that you should take your daughter in for the one month (I probably wouldn't being on a tight budget), it is encouraging that your doctor is interested in her recovery. I could be wrong but I did ask the University of Chicago Celiac Research staff how often she should be tested and they did say 6 months and then once a year after that.
Just curious, is your ins an HMO? If it is, your doctor gets paid by them whether you go in or not so in that case, money is not his motive, he's just being concerned (good doctor!). You might want to call him and explain your situation and ask if it is imperative.
How old is your daughter? I'm always curious to know how other's got their diagnosis and what the symptoms were. If you've already posted that somewhere let me know.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:05 PM
Posted 29 April 2004 - 01:20 PM
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