Patients’ costs skyrocket, while specialists’ incomes soar – Topix

Patients’ costs skyrocket, while specialists’ incomes soar – Topix.

This article really got to me on many levels and I would love to know your thoughts. Recently, I went to see an Orthopedic Surgeon with hip pain from years of cycling. I was sure I would walk out with a script for physical therapy. Did I get the shock of a life time when he informed me that I needed a total hip replacement immediately! At my age, I would have required two additional replacements. This was devastating! I went to a chiropractor for a second opinion and she was appalled! Not only did she bring in an associate but showed me my x-ray to prove that I was nowhere near a total hip replacement. After a couple of adjustments and stretches, I can honestly tell you that I am completely pain-free.

My point is, how many of these procedures that are not needed have there been medical complications or even death? Shouldn’t the specialist be held accountable? I certainly think so!

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